Moab Giants features many exhibits designed to engage participants in the history of dinosaurs in the area. These include games, films, activities, and cutting edge technology designed to seemingly bring the massive prehistoric creatures to life. Away from civilization, out in the desert landscape of southern Utah, visitors can imagine a prehistoric world and its inhabitants.
Films shown in the 3D theater transport visitors to a prehistoric world, some 220 million years ago. This feature introduces guests to the world of dinosaurs, preparing them for the dinosaur trail that awaits them outside. The three dimensional theater creates an engaging experience for the audience.
As an open air museum, much of the experience of the museum takes place outside, on the half mile long Dinosaur Trail. This exhibit features more than 100 life sized replicas of a variety of dinosaurs that roamed the area, following some of the tracks they made that have been preserved in time. Against the backdrop of the La Sal Mountains and Arches National Park, this trail provides a relaxing and enjoyable way for the whole family to interact with these realistic dinosaur replicas.
After a walk with the dinosaurs, visitors can head inside to the Tracks Museum to learn more about the stories told through the fossilized dinosaur tracks of the area. The exhibit features cutting edge technology that tells the story of the history and prehistory of the area. Interactive exhibits enable guests to learn how fossils are made, as well as the impact that these fossilized tracks have had on the study of dinosaurs and geology.
The latest addition to Moab Giants is the Paleoaquarium, which gives a glimpse of prehistoric undersea life. In this exhibit, visitors can cool off after the desert trail, while viewing eight 3D screes showing what an aquarium would be like in the time of the dinosaurs. The culmination of the exhibit is a 5D room, an immersive experience for all.
At Paleo Camp, visitors get a glimpse into the life of a paleontologist. This recreation gets kids and families out in the open, in a recreated dig campsite. With its realistic tents, tools, and campfire, Paleo Camp stirs the imagination and encourages visitors to visualize the life of a paleontologist.
Dig It Out Sites
If the Paleo Camp invites visitors to imagine the life of a paleontologist, then the Dig It Out Sites encourages them to envision their work. These two different areas of Moab Giant's open air museum enable aspiring paleontologists and dinosaur enthusiasts to go on their own dig, finding prehistoric bones buried beneath the sands. Brushes, pails and shovels make this a fun and interactive experience, bringing the work of prehistoric treasure hunters to life.
At Dino Playground, the dinosaurs take center stage, becoming jungle gyms and climbing walls for young adventurers. From crawling inside the toothsome grin of a tyrannosaurus rex, to hanging from the beak of a newly emerged hatchling, this might be one of the most unique playgrounds around. Of course, for the more traditional playground aficionado, swings, slides and ladders are also available to entertain.
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