The kids at Adams Elementary got a dose of Jurassic Class on Tuesday with a visit from a baby T-Rex.
After a little preparation to let the kids know it wasn’t real, the visitor spent a few minutes sniffing and growling to mixed reviews. Many cheered. Some got out of his way.
The seven-foot tall, 14-foot long tyrannosaurus is part of the tour: Walking with Dinosaurs the Arena Spectacular.
The creators of the program wanted to give the youngsters a little taste of what's to come in November at the CenturyLink Center.
Matthew Rimmer said, “These dinosaurs move and act just like the real thing. The big ones are radio remote controlled. It's all done live. It takes three people to operate. But the one you see today has a performer inside. There's somebody inside."
There will be 20 dinosaurs at the show in November. Tickets go on sale on Friday.
The tallest dinosaur in the show would have never fit in the Adams Elementary gymnasium. He's 33 feet tall.
Tuesday’s demonstration was a little much for a couple of kids. We saw some tears but for the most part the youngsters are telling their families all about the thrill of having a dinosaur at school.