BBC's Walking with Dinosaurs exhibition comes to the Courtyard at
Harewood House from February to June 2004.
audience ratings soared to over 17 million when the BBC transmitted
this fascinating natural history series into our homes.
visitors to Harewood will be able to view at close range many of
the dinosaurs featured in the series, as well as discovering the
science and technology behind the programmes.
The idea behind Walking with Dinosaurs was to bring these amazing
creatures back to life, along with the world they lived in. With
the intention of being fun, as well as informative and educational,
both the television series and the exhibition have proved to be
a source of fascination for people of all ages.
already attracted over half a million visitors across the UK, this
touring Walking with Dinosaurs exhibition contains some spectacular
casts, including a six metre long Plateosaur skeleton, a T Rex scull,
a huge Triceratops skull, and real fossils that are over a 100 million
on display will be the original models which were laser scanned
and then digitally animated to help bring the dinosaurs back to
life for the TV. The animatronic specimens used for close-up shots
will also be on view.
Full-sized dinosaur replicas have been especially created for the
exhibition so visitors can see these prehistoric wonders 'in the
flesh' after seeing them on screen only as digitally created images.
the help of blue screen projection you can also encounter a scary
situation and see yourself in the dinosaur's landscape - complete
with a T Rex!
exhibition also shows a programme, narrated by Stephen Fry, showing
in a light-hearted manner how the television series was made.
with Dinosaurs will be open daily from Wednesday 11 February
to Sunday 6 June 2004, between 10am-6pm (last admission 5pm),
with special reduced price late night opening on Thursdays
between April 8th-June 3rd from 6-8pm (last admission at 7pm).
from £7.50 adults, £5 children (discounts for
Harewood cardholders). For full ticket details call the booking
office on 0113 218 1000.
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