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August 11, 2014 15:05 ET

Media Advisory: "Live" baby Tyrannosaurus Rex to visit the Canadian Museum of Nature

Special preview of smash hit arena show Walking With Dinosaurs - The Arena Spectacular based on the award-winning BBC Television series

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 11, 2014) - A baby Tyrannosaurus Rex, one of the 20 life-sized, "live" dinosaurs from the acclaimed theatrical arena show Walking With Dinosaurs - The Arena Spectacular, will visit the Canadian Museum of Nature on Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 2 p.m. The baby T-Rex's appearance in Ottawa occurs one week ahead of the show's five-day run at Canadian Tire Centre.

In Walking With Dinosaurs - The Arena Spectacular, the audience is taken on a journey back in time and shown how the dinosaurs might have actually looked in their prime - huge, somewhat frightening, sometimes comical monsters that fought for survival every day of their lives.

Who: A baby T-Rex from the outstanding arena show and official spokesperson Terey Summers.

What: An exclusive preview of Walking With Dinosaurs - The Arena Spectacular and an opportunity to see the baby T-Rex up-close. Members of the media are welcome to capture visuals of the "live" dinosaur throughout the duration of the event, while interview opportunities will be made available with Summers following the demonstration and Q & A period. Children are welcome.

B-Roll from the show can be downloaded here: http://bit.ly/XNmt6w (Password: Dino2014).

When: Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 2 p.m. Members of the media are asked to arrive early as the baby T-Rex will only be making one formal appearance at the museum. However, the dinosaur will be available for visuals by request following the event.

Where: Canadian Museum of Nature (main entrance) - 240 McLeod St., Ottawa, Ont.

About Walking With Dinosaurs - The Arena Spectacular

The history of the world is played out with the splitting of the earth's continents and the transition from the arid desert of the Triassic period to the lush green prairies and forces of the later Jurassic. Oceans form, volcanoes erupt, a forest catches fire - all leading to the impact of the massive comet, which struck the earth and forced dinosaur extinction.

Twenty (20) dinosaurs, representing 10 different species from their 200 million year reign, are represented in the show including the Tyrannosaurus Rex - the terror of the ancient terrain - as well as the Plateosaurus and Liliensternus from the Triassic period, the Stegosaurus and Allosaurus from the Jurassic period and the Torosaurus and Utahraptor from the awesome Cretaceous period. The largest of them, the Brachiosaurus, is 36 feet tall and 56 feet from nose to tail. The dinosaurs move as if they are real - with all the roars, snorts and excitement that go with it.

This updated production will showcase changes to the dinosaurs based on recent scientific discoveries about these massive creatures including feathers, head crests and tail fins on some species.

Walking With Dinosaurs - The Arena Spectacular will perform eight shows over the course of five days from Wednesday, Aug. 20, to Sunday, Aug. 24, as follows:

Wednesday, Aug. 20 - 7 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 21 - 7 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 22 - 7 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 23 - 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 24 - 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Tickets start at $19.50 and can be purchased by visiting www.CapitalTickets.ca or www.evenko.ca, by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at each of the 10 participating Canadian Tire stores in Ottawa as well as the store in Perth, The Sens Store at Carlingwood Mall and Place d'Orléans, any Ottawa Sports Experts location, Les Galeries de Hull, Ottawa Festivals and at the Canadian Tire Centre box office.

For more information on Walking With Dinosaurs - The Arena Spectacular, please visit www.dinosaurlive.com.

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