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The thrilling DinosAlive exhibition is on its way to Centurion, Pretoria, to showcase its astounding collection during the April school holidays. The exhibition will be open from 10 March until 17 April at Forest Hill City Shopping Centre.

DinosAlive is South Africa’s biggest and best dinosaur exhibition. Attending one of their showcases – which includes 25 lifelike animatronic dinosaurs – is not only fun and exciting for the whole family but educational too. These animatronic dinosaurs can move their limbs, blink and emit lifelike sounds.

“We are very excited about traveling with our dinosaurs to a new city. There is always excitement from the children when they see the ‘real life’ dinosaurs for the first time. There is so much for them to see and to do that they just can’t contain themselves,” says Etienne Schlechter, Director of Expo Africa and organiser of the event.

Among these 25 different model dinosaurs that will be on show at Forest Hill City Shopping Centre, visitors can expect to see the familiar faces like the Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops. If you’re a dinosaur lover, you’ll be able to spot more obscure names like the Spinosaurus and Ankylosaurus on show too.

Even if you aren’t that clued up on dinosaur trivia, there is ample information available all around the exhibition on information boards. These boards explain the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods in full detail in a fun and interactive way.The children can really get up close and personal with the Apatosaurus and go for a ride on his back, or become any dinosaur they want to be at the face painting station. If it is realism that they are after, take them to the excavation sand pit where they can get their hands dirty digging up the ‘real’ bones of these ancient animals.

After a long day running around of learning and playing, both parents and children will be in dire need of a drink and something to eat. DinosAlive has you covered with their DinosAlive café which is filled with yummy drinks and snacks for the whole family.

“We try to make the experience just as fun for the adults as we do for the children, so we have the Dino movie room and fossil display that the grown-ups can really get stuck into. Our animatronic dinosaurs are always a hit across the board because even as an adult coming eye to eye with these majestic beasts is exciting,” Schlechter continues.

Finally, pop by the DinosAlive merchandise shop and buy a souvenir to bring home. Last but not least, there is a jumping castle, drawing table and PlayStation to enjoy.

DinosAlive will be open in Pretoria from 10 March to 17 April, 09:00 to 19:00 Tuesdays to Sundays (not open on Mondays unless it is a public holiday).

Don’t miss out on this amazing adventure for the whole family during the school holiday at the Forest Hill City Shopping Centre. There is a special family pack deal at R370 for two children and two adults! Otherwise adults pay R120 and children R85.

For more information visit the DinosAlive website at this link or follow them on Facebook at, Twitter @DinosAliveSA and Instagram @dinosalive. For more information regarding the venue, visit Forest Hill City shopping centre’s Facebook page at

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