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Walking With Dinosaurs

On Thursday, July 16, 2014, Tereya, Nyasia and I attended Walking with Dinosaurs- the Arena Spectacular at Barclays Center. The show was amazing. It was very educational, exciting, and entertaining. The show is not animated. It is a live theatrical show and the sound effects were amazing. It was told by the narrator Huxley, who walks us through the Triassic PeriodJurassic Period, and the Cretaceous Period
My girls before and during the show

The Triassic Period occurred 248 million years ago and lasted about 42 million years. During this period there was one big continent called Pangea. It was located near the equator so the weather was always hot and dry. Sometime during the Triassic, the continent began to break. The Plateosaurus and Liliensternus are two of many dinosaurs that walked the earth prior to the mass extinction and volcano eruptions.
The land before & after volcano eruptions


Liliensternus

Plateosaurus
The Jurassic Period is called the Age of the Dinosaurs. It occurred after the Triassic Period around 208 million years ago and lasted about 64 million years. During this period volcanoes were erupting and Pangea continued to break apart into two parts forming the north (North America, Europe, and Asia) and south (South America, Africa, Australia, Antarctica and India-which is a region within Asia). The climate was warm and several different life forms emerged during the Jurassic Period. Flowers were blooming and dinosaurs such as Stegosaurus, Brachiosaurus and Allosaurus walked the earth.

Beautiful Plant Life










Brachiosaurus, Stegosaurus, and Allosaurus 

The Cretaceous Period  occurred 144 million years ago and lasted about 79 million years. During this period, several kinds of dinosaurs emerged to rule the land and the sky.  For example the Torosaurus, was a dinosaur but it also looked like a Rhinoceros. The Ankylosaurus, Ornithocheirus and the famous Tyrannosaurus Rex were among the few that terrorized the Earth. Some scientists believe it was a volcano that destroyed the dinosaurs. Some believe a meteor collided with Earth and caused the extinction of dinosaurs and many flowers perished. Either way, it did not end well for the dinosaurs.

Torosaurus & Ankylosaurus 

Ornithocheirus, Tyrannosaurus Rex & Baby
The End of The Dinosaurs
I have never been a fan of anything with dinosaurs, but after seeing this show I must admit that I am eager to learn more about the creatures that dominated the earth over 200 million years ago. It's possible the show may come to a venue near you. Visit the website to find a show and purchase a ticket.

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