Demand Prompts Union Station To Extend Run For DINOSAURS REVEALED
Today, officials with Kansas City's Union Station announced Dinosaurs Revealed: Journey Across America will extend through the 2019 Spring Break season. Originally scheduled to close January 6, this world premiere journey into our prehistoric past will now close March 24th giving school groups, families and enthusiastic fans additional time to explore and encounter the recreated landscapes and living dinosaurs that occupied North America hundreds of millions of years ago.
"Dinosaurs Revealed has been a monstrous hit since opening June 30," George Guastello, Union Station president and CEO, said. "The high quality and educational value of this unique, self-produced exhibition has attracted over 130,000 guests, including visitors from all 50 states and 7 countries. Our collective fascination with dinosaurs continues to grow. And with the science of Paleontology being relatively young, there's really no end in sight when it comes to the number of potential new discoveries."
Hitting milestone after milestone, Dinosaurs Revealed has been a strong success since it opened and is already one of the Station's top attended exhibitions.
"As we conceived, curated and produced this massive exhibition ourselves, we had the flexibility to extend the run," said Guastello. "Interest in the exhibition shows no sign of slowing, making our decision easy. In fact, over the holidays, we've welcomed nearly 25,000 guests on this remarkable prehistoric journey. And with science education being one of our mission pillars, Dinosaurs Revealed has been a perfect fit. We're really proud of the content and excited to offer a few more months of opportunity for our guests."
The exhibition takes guests on a fascinating, hands-on journey through 200 million years of history to encounter dinosaurs that once roamed North America and that were discovered at world-famous geologic dig-sites, primarily in the western United States.
Included are 26 life-like and life-size animatronic dinosaurs, dozens of actual fossils, and several full dinosaur skeletons and interactive exhibits. Added recently and extremely popular, school groups have the option to enhance their Dinosaurs Revealed visit with a live, 30-minute, theatre-style Dinosaur Discovery Lecture presented by a trained Science City educator. These fast-paced, age-appropriate lectures are available for no additional cost, but are limited. Contact Katlyn Baker at 816-460-2093 for additional details.
Dinosaurs Revealed: Journey Across America is a limited engagement with tickets starting as low as $12.50* for Union Station Members.
- Weekday Pricing (Monday thru Thursday): $15
- Weekend Pricing (Friday thru Sunday): $17.95
- Holiday Pricing (Martin Luther King Jr. and President's Day): $17.95
- Spring Break Pricing Beginning March 1 thru March 24: $17.95
* (excludes fees)
To purchase tickets in advance and for other details, please visit unionstation.org.
What's next for Union Station exhibitions? Officials are getting close to making that announcement and are forecasting another world-class experience.
"We recently secured the North American premiere of a journey into one of the most enduring mysteries on the planet for our summer blockbuster," said Guastello. "Coming to Kansas City and Union Station directly from Europe, this exhibition will work to not only tell a fascinating story, but also dig deep into human history. We can't wait to announce this world-class production and intend to do so in the near future."