Dinosaurs bring museum to life

30/Aug/2011

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Michael Buzza with the life-sized dinosaur models now on display at the Museum of Natural History. Michael Buzza with the life-sized dinosaur models now on display at the Museum of Natural History.

DINOSAUR fanatics can now meet their favourite life-sized reptiles, thanks to a new exhibition in Guildford.

The Museum of Natural History curator Michael Buzza said the new residents, which arrived last week, tower over other creatures in the museum.

“We have 11 life-size dinosaurs. We unloaded them out of a sea container from overseas,” he said. “The biggest is the brontosaurus, which is 4.15m tall.

We also have a T-rex, stegosaurus, brachiosaurus, parasaurolophus, a velociraptor and several allosauruses.”

Mr Buzza said the 4m brontosaurus had taken some time to manoeuvre into place.

“I had to measure him up to see if he would fit. But the giraffe we have here was a similar height, and we also have a large rhino and polar bear,” he said. “We’ve also just finished working on a life-size bull.”

Mr Buzza said he expected hundreds of people to flock to see the new arrivals.

“Kids of all ages love dinosaurs. They will be here permanently,” he said.

The Museum of Natural History is at 131 James Street and is open daily from 10am-5pm. Details 9377 3884.


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