Life Science Hall
The Life Science Hall introduces visitors to the wonders of nature.The hall is divided into several exhibit units: Gateway to the LivingWorld, The Origin of Life, The Evolution of Plants, Life Takes to theLand, The Age of Dinosaurs, Flight, Extinction, The Evolution andAdaptability of Mammals, The Story of Man,The Journey of HumanLife, Numbers and Forms, Color in Nature and Sounds in Nature.

In August of 2004, renovations to the Dinosaur Gallery were completed. The most obvious addition is an animated Tyrannosaurus rex model measuring four meters in height and seven meters in length. There is also a pair of animated models of Velociraptors which demonstrate how these predators took down their prey. Other exhibits of interest include the bones of an Ankylosaurus, fossilized specimens of an Oviraptor group that was buried together, and Tyrannosaurus rex skull and skeleton. On the 2nd floor are more exhibits including those that answer the question, “What are dinosaurs?” Archaeopteryx is also introduced. Don’t forget to look up to see ancient flying reptiles gliding overhead.

This unit is comprised of a series of exhibits that look at how mammals have adaptedin terms of size, body structure and behavior, to better match their environments.In addition, this area features a variety of mammal specimens. The selected animalsare from different continents and climatic zones, and are shown in their simulatednatural habitats.

Another exhibit in this unit describes the appearance of early man, and howprimates, in tropical rain forest and savanna, gradually evolved the characteristics of upright stance and increased cranial capacity.

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