A 60-foot-long, 11-foot-tall female Mamenchisaurus kicks off new Overland Park museum

10/10/2013 11:03 AM

10/10/2013 11:03 AM

Direct from Paris to Overland Park comes a life-sized model of an 18-year-old, 60-foot-long, 11-foot-tall female Mamenchisaurus.

She’s the star of “The World’s Largest Dinosaurs Exhibition,” which opened Tuesday and runs through Jan. 2, 2014.

It’s the first exhibit for the Museum of Prairiefire, which just couldn’t wait until its May 2014 opening on the east side of the new Prairiefire development and has set up temporarily on the center’s west side at 6285 W. 135th St.

It will offer exhibits by the American Museum of Natural History in New York. The World’s Largest Dinosaurs Exhibition is divided into 15 content sections, including a life-sized heart model and an interactive dig pit.

The exhibition’s hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger.