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Dinosaurs of Antarctica 3D

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41 minutes
Space Theatre
$12 - 32

Have you ever wondered what Antarctica was like before the deep freeze set in?

Utilising top-tier computer graphics, the 3D Dome Show "Dinosaurs of Antarctica 3D" reconstructs Antarctica's hidden-greener-past when it was warm and forested with newly-discovered dinosaurs and bug-eyed creatures roaming freely. As we follow the hunt with Cryolophosaurus, the largest known early Jurassic carnivore on Earth, we learn that survival in the prehistoric Antarctica was no easy task. The drone and camera technology then brings us back to the magnificent and breathtaking vistas of the now-frozen Antarctica. Let us join a team of dedicated scientists to find the fossils of those distinctive dinosaurs and understand the ice continent's profound transformation.

Welcome to the lost prehistoric world of Gondwana. Welcome to Antarctica.

Antarctica is the coldest and windiest place in the world; however, beneath its colossal sheets of ice lies a prehistoric forest, which was once the home of dinosaurs and bug-eyed creatures. 

The strange-looking Lystrosaurs were one of the most commonly found animals in Antarctica during the early Triassic. Resembling pigs and lizards, they used their tusks and big clown feet to dig burrows. These adaptations might have helped them to survive Gondwana's extreme environmental conditions.

This 4.8-metre long Erythrosuchus is a giant reptilian predator. It had an oversized head and a bite as strong as that of T. rex, and thus hardly any prey could escape from him on land. How about in a river?

Cryolophosaurus was found only in Antarctica. Scientists believed its head crown might have been used for attracting a mate. Although it was one of the largest known meat-eating dinosaurs in the early Jurassic, its eggs were vulnerable to predators and egg thieves and needed tending from the mother.

By the Cretaceous period, some dinosaurs have evolved into truly formidable size like the Titanosaurs. These long-necked giants were over 30 metres long and consumed nearly a ton of plants every day. They ranged across Gondwana, including Antarctica.

The ancient forests, dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures were all long gone, but their stories might still be revealed by fossils buried under the immense ice sheets. What insight can we gain from the greener past and history of profound transformation of this frozen continent? 

 

Production & Copyright: © DINOSAURS OF ANTARCTICA, LLC. 

Major funding was provided by The National Science Foundation.

Show: 3D Dome Show "Dinosaurs of Antarctica 3D"
Show Period: 1 July 2022 to 31 March 2023
Show Schedule : 2:00 pm and 6:30 pm on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (except public holiday)
12:30 pm and 5:00 pm on Saturday, Sunday and public holiday

Closed on Tuesdays (except public holiday)
Closed at 5:00 pm on Christmas Eve and Chinese New Year's Eve
Closed on the first two days of the Chinese New Year 

For more information on the show schedule of other shows, please refer to Space Theatre Show Schedule
Place: Space Theatre, Hong Kong Space Museum
Admission Fees: Standard Admission: $32 (stalls), $24 (front stalls)
Concession Admission: $16 (stalls), $12 (front stalls)

  • Concession is applicable to full-time students, people with disabilities (and one accompanying carer) and senior citizens aged 60 or above.
  • Persons paying concessionary rate may be requested by museums staff to produce documentary proof of eligibility.
  • Children under 3 years old will not be admitted.
Show Duration: 41 minutes
Language: Sessions at 6:30 pm on Monday and Thursday (except public holiday) are in English. All other sessions are in Cantonese.

Audience can also select the following languages with the multi-channel headphone system:
Cantonese, Putonghua and English
Ticketing:

Please refer to "Ticketing Information"

  • Advance booking up to one week
  • Tickets are available at all URBTIX outlets
  • URBTIX Internet Ticketing : www.urbtix.hk (The system will be updated at 10:00 am daily)
  • Telephone Credit Card Booking : 2111 5999
  • Ticketing Enquiries: 3761 6661
Seating plan: Please refer to Space Theatre Seating Plan

All programmes and prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Note: Audience do not have to bring their own 3D glasses for the 3D Dome Show. The Space Theatre uses active 3D glasses which is specialised for the 3D Dome Shows of the Hong Kong Space Museum and is not usable for other 3D programmes, or any other purposes.

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