We spent the weekend in Calgary. Through the relaxing weekend, we crossed a few things off of our: to eat, to shop for, and to do list, including see the Dinosaurs in Motion exhibit at Telus Spark. (photo credit)
Dinosaurs in Motion features Dinosaurs that you can animate yourself, with motions like pulling, pushing and even using popular gaming console controllers. Violet (2) loved watching the dinosaurs moved while Jamie and Olivia (5) had an equal amount of fun getting the creatures to move the different ways. The combination of art + science came together in the exhibit where you can bring the dinosaurs to life.
The thrashing of the T-Rex and the power of the jaws was incredible, and the kids loved the activities at the end of the exhibit where they could bring in another element of art to create fossil transfers, sketch dinosaurs or play with blocks (for the younger crowd).
Coming to Canada for the first time, this smash-up of science, art and innovation was created by the late North Carolina kinetic sculptor and creator John Payne. Payne was a trained metalsmith with a passion for learning and discovery. Recognizing an opportunity for teaching art and science, Payne blended his skills in mechanical science and artistic craftsmanship to create these wonderful dinosaur sculptures. – Telus Spark
Exhibit is live until June 28, 2015.