Extinct sea monsters back to thrill

A re-creation of the pliosaurus, a massive marine reptile that existed during the late Jurassic period more than 145 million years ago, is among the displays at the Monsters of the Sea exhibition at the Science Centre. In all, the show will feature a
A re-creation of the pliosaurus, a massive marine reptile that existed during the late Jurassic period more than 145 million years ago, is among the displays at the Monsters of the Sea exhibition at the Science Centre. In all, the show will feature animatronic displays of 14 prehistoric marine creatures and two present-day sea dwellers: the great white shark and the whale shark.ST PHOTO: YEO KAI WEN

Extinct prehistoric marine creatures are roaring back to "life" at the Science Centre Singapore.

The Monsters of the Sea exhibition, which opened yesterday, features life-size robots of marine creatures that died out millions of years ago, such as the long-necked elasmosaurus and the five-tonne mosasaurus, which appeared in the blockbuster movie, Jurassic World.

In all, the exhibition will feature animatronic displays of 14 prehistoric marine creatures and two present-day sea dwellers: the great white shark and the whale shark.

The exhibition, the world's first animatronics display of ancient sea creatures, is a collaboration between the Science Centre, MediaCorp VizPro International, Dezign Format Singapore and Argentina-based Aurea Exhibitions.

The exhibition will end on Feb 28. Tickets for Singaporeans and permanent residents cost $20 per adult and $16 per child.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 31, 2015, with the headline 'Extinct sea monsters back to thrill'. Print Edition | Subscribe