'Tiny' Dino Visits World Museum

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Visitors to World Museum will have the opportunity to meet Tiny, a juvenile Stegosaurus for two days of free pre-historic hysterics on 24 & 25 March 2012.

Tiny has wowed audiences up and down the country and the animated dinosaur is set to do the same in Liverpool. Using a combination of live sound, facial animatronics and extreme puppetry Tiny will really come to life.

The dinosaur will also be accompanied by a palaeontologist who will give visitors a lively and informative natural history show. Members of the public will be encouraged to ‘get tactile’ with Tiny and have a go at being palaeontologists themselves.

Tiny will make regular appearances throughout the day between 13.00-16.30 hours on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 March 2012.

If this Jurassic giant isn’t enough there is also an exhibition of amazing life-sized moving dinosaurs in Age of the Dinosaur. On until 15 April 2012 the exhibition gives all the family an experience not to be missed.

The admission charge for Age of the Dinosaur is £6 adults, £3 children and concessions, under 5s free, £14 families. Book online at www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/dinosaurs. There are no booking fees or extra charges.

Stegosaurus which means ‘roof lizard’ or ‘covered lizard’ lived during the Late Jurassic period, some 155 to 150 million years ago in what is now western North America. Specimens of different Stegosaurians have been found in N. America, China and Europe and even Britain. Averaging around nine metres (30 ft) long and four metres (14 ft) tall an adult Stegosaurus was roughly the size of a bus.

Tiny the stegosaur is brought to Liverpool by interactive street artists, Los Kaos. For more information go to www.loskaos.co.uk

Notes for editors

World Museum William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EN          

Admission FREE

Open 10am-5pm every day

Information 0151 478 4393

Website www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml

About National Museums Liverpool

National Museums Liverpool comprises eight venues. Our collections are among the most important and varied in Europe and contain everything from Impressionist paintings and rare beetles to a lifejacket from the Titanic.

We attract more than three million visitors every year. Our venues are World Museum, the Walker Art Gallery, Merseyside Maritime Museum, International Slavery Museum, UK Border Agency National Museum, Sudley House and the Lady Lever Art Gallery.   

In July 2011, our eighth venue, the Museum of Liverpool, opened at the city's Pier Head, part of the city's World Heritage Site. The museum tells the definitive story of Liverpool and its people and contains more than 6,000 items.  www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/mol/