Popular Australian children’s musical group, Hi-5 launched Dinoscovery by Dinosaurs Live!, Asia Pacific’s first, one-of-its-kind interactive, edutainment exhibition amidst colourful confetti and a cheering audience which included 40 kids from a children’s enrichment centre, The Curious Academy at Discoveria, Avenue K recently.
The all-Australian cast from the hit television programme created much excitement in a special appearance and interacted closely with the children in the build-up to the unveiling of the Dinoscovery mascot. There were audible “ohhhs” and”ahhs” when a life-sized dinosaur accompanied by two “paleontologists” decked in tan-coloured Dinoscovery vests, Bermudas, safari hats and matching trail boots emerged from the imposing entrance of the exhibition.
The crowd’s cheering grew as the dinosaur and the two explorers began mingling and interacting with guests in a carefully orchestrated precursor to the exclusive guest and media private tour and preview of Dinoscovery. Then, with a flourish and to the tune of dramatic music, the heavy wooden doors of the exhibition entrance were opened as guests, eager parents and children rushed in to experience the fascinating prehistoric world and embark on a journey through time.
Datuk Jared Lim, Chairman of EMS Holdings Pte. Ltd. said, “After months of planning and preparations, we are very excited to be bringing the Dinoscovery by Dinosaurs Live! exhibition to Malaysia, making it the first-of-its-kind edutainment exhibition to be hosted here. Dinoscovery is a unique and engaging world class exhibit spanning 13,000 sqft, specially created to propel adults and children back in time to the Mesozoic Era for an unforgettable prehistoric adventure.
“The objective of the exhibition with its countless interactive activities is to arouse curiosity in learning in young children, ignite an interest in science and inspire the seeking of further education in the fields of science and archeology,” he said.
At the exhibition, adults and children alike were seen enjoying the 15 experiential and educational activities amidst the roars of larger-than-life animatronic dinosaurs in their habitats.
Amongst Dinoscovery’s star attractions include the Dino Quest, a RFID-based scavenger hunt for dinosaur specimens which enables visitors to redeem a Junior or Expert Paleontologist certificate at the end of the tour; the Dinoshooting Range where visitors partake in a mission to save sleeping Diplodocuses from pesky mosquitoes with paintball rifles; and Race A Theropod where visitors challenge the swift-footed Gallimimus in a 10-metre interactive race. Other attractions include posing for pictures with dinosaurs in 3 different settings, climbing a wall to glimpse a Pteranodon’s eggs and excavating for fossils in a sand pit.
“Dinoscovery provides a catalyst for learning and an avenue for Malaysian families and foreigners alike to spend quality time together and enjoy meaningful, wholesome edutainment. We are confident this exhibition will capture the imagination and interest of both locals and tourists,” said Datuk Lim.
Dinoscovery by Dinosaurs Live! will run from 21 March 2014 to 28 February 2015. Tickets for children aged 17 years and below are priced at RM35 for Malaysians and RM50 for non-Malaysians while tickets for adults are priced at RM25 for Malaysians and RM40 for non-Malaysians. Senior citizens ( aged above 60 ) and persons with disabilities are given a special concession rate of RM19. Opening hours are 10am to 10pm daily including school and public holidays with last admission at 9pm.
The launch of Dinosovery was sponsored by Energizer, Staedler, Speedy and AOS. The exhibition is produced and managed by EMS Entertainment and supported by Malaysia Major Events, a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau, an agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia.
For more information, contact Dinoscovery by Dinosaurs Live! at 03-2181 7218 or log on to www.discoveria.com.my.