Fair   44.0F  |  Forecast »

Jurassic Journey Dinosaur Exhibit at HYPE Recreation Center in Dearborn Heights

Bring your kids to welcome the Burning Tree Mastodon to Michigan at this special southeast Michigan attraction, in Wayne County May 2-12, 2013

Calling all potential paleontologists! For the first time ever the Burning Tree Mastodon visits metro Detroit for the Jurassic Journey Dinosaur Exhibit at the HYPE Athletic Center in Dearborn Heights, May 2-12, 2013.

Discovered in 1989, the 11,600-year-old skeleton is the most studied and complete remains of any animal – and at 14 feet tall, it's the third largest mastodon ever found.

Evidence exists that the 10,000-pound animal was slain by the Clovis people 9,600 years before humans were thought to exist in this area. Scientists deduced this information from the flint markings on the animal's ribs.

Add to that the fact that its intestines contained eight species of live bacteria never before found on earth, and you would think that this exhibit could be its own show. But there's more.

In addition to the Burning Tree Mastodon, attendees can see the Dilophosaurus, Greek for two-ridged lizard. This guy measured around 20 feet long and weighed as much as half a ton, with fish and meat as his favorite foods.

See both of these, and over 50 other different dinosaur replicas, in a 90-minute guided tour.

The exhibit runs 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Ticket prices are $12 for ages 14 and up, $6 for ages 4-13 and free ages 3 and under.

The HYPE Athletics Community is a charitable non-profit organization founded in 2001. Its mission is to provide services and events that strengthen the infrastructures of family through education, social services, athletics and physical fitness.

See the Metro Parent listing for more on the Jurassic Journey Dinosaur Exhibit at HYPE Recreation Center in Dearborn Heights.

Add your comment:
Advertisement

More »Latest Articles & Blog Posts

Craft Roundup for Earth Day Fun

Craft Roundup for Earth Day Fun

Repurpose stuff around the house with these family DIY projects, including a jewelry pom-pom box, cereal box gift bags – even a cool makeover for old balloons.

Living Room Spring Cleaning Checklist

Living Room Spring Cleaning Checklist

It's a formal spot in the house – mainly used for entertaining – that gets less foot traffic on a daily basis. This also means it's easier to clean! Get the scoop here.

Bathroom Spring Cleaning Checklist

Bathroom Spring Cleaning Checklist

Haven't kept up on scrubbing your tub or shower? Now is the time to clean up this much-used space – with these helpful tips.

Basement Spring Cleaning Checklist

Basement Spring Cleaning Checklist

Whether it's leftover holiday decor or old toys, this spot in your home becomes the catchall for your family's stuff. Organize it this season with these tips.

Garage Spring Cleaning Checklist

Garage Spring Cleaning Checklist

You just don't park your car there! This space does serious double duty as family storage space. Get everyone involved in cleaning it up with these tips.

Office Spring Cleaning Checklist

Office Spring Cleaning Checklist

It’s filled with papers, old files and tons of stuff to toss. Get started with these tips for organizing your home office.

Bedroom Spring Cleaning Checklist

Bedroom Spring Cleaning Checklist

Ah, sleep. Busy families definitely need a good night's rest after a long day, so why not spruce up your sleep space? We've got tips for you to use!

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement