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DISCOVER THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF CANBERRA
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THE ESSENTIAL STOP FOR VISITORS
Regatta Point, Commonwealth Park
With their menacing size, razor-
sharp teeth and piercing eyes,
nothing is quite as intimidating and
fascinating as dinosaurs. They surround
little Caitlin --- in the swamp the
huge green Apatosaurus stretches its
enormous neck out, while nearby the
heavy Stegosaurus moves towards the tall
and toothy Tyrannosaurus. Rather than
running away screaming, Caitlin reaches
over the safety rail, trying to touch the
Apatosaurus giant face as it turns her way.
Thankfully these dinosaurs can do no
harm, as they are animatronic giants in
Questacon's Terrorsaurus display.
Terrosaurus is home to seven incredibly
life-like dinosaurs, as well as a few
hatchlings in the Maisaura nest.
"The Maisaura is my favourite, because
it has a beak and a duck is my favourite
animal," Caitlin, aged 7, said.
"The Apatosaurus is scary with its
sharp teeth and it looks really real".
Another scary feature is the well-
known Tyrannosaurus Rex or T-Rex, and
it has an unsettling habit of following you
with its eyes.
However, the crowd favourite appears
to be the Maisaura mother with her
infant and hatchlings.
Thomas, aged 11, was quite impressed
with the display.
"It looks really realistic. The babies are
really cute and it is all put together really
well," he said.
Lacinda, aged 9, was visiting the
exhibition with her brother Dylan, and
her sisters Toni and Zara and she was
fascinated by the hatchlings.
"I like to watch the eggs hatching."
The mother watches over her
hatchlings and nearby an infant Maisaura
gets close to the crowd.
These fascinating animatronic
dinosaurs are just one of the many
JONI SCANLON discovered what exciting adventures Canberra has to offer
kids of all ages and the young-at-heart this silly season.
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FUN FOR ALL: Caitlin, 7, and Maddison, 13, check out the dinosaur display.
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