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Dinosaur-themed park roars into Derby

Field Station: Dinosaurs’ new 14-acre park, a $6.5 million venue, has opened in Derby, Kansas. The park will feature live shows, geodesic ropes dome, and a miniature golf course, as well as 44 life-size dinosaurs that roar, breathe, and blink. Amongst these titanic figures is a 90-foot long Alamosaurus, among the largest animatronic dinosaurs ever made, a Velociraptor, and a mighty Tyrannosaurus rex.

Employees of the park provide live shows across its three distinct areas, bring the story of the dinosaurs (back) to life. Scientists from the Bighorn Basin Paleontological Institute have worked to ensure that the exhibition encompasses the latest theories and discoveries in the fields of palaeontology, geology, and environmental studies, and workshops and activities are included to help guests bridge the gap between ancient history and now.

“We’re so excited to share our new park with families all across the midwest,” said Guy Gsell, executive producer of Field Station: Dinosaurs. ”We’ve had an amazing response over the past year, with so many families connecting with us at events and through social media.”

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