Published: Jun 04, 2012 2:11 PM EDT
Updated: Jun 04, 2012 2:13 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Dinosaurs are back from extinction through a virtual exhibit at the Imaginarium Science Center in Fort Myers.  You can roam the prehistoric world through the eyes of a dinosaur for the summer.  The "Be the Dinosaur" exhibit engages kids in the life of a Tyrannosaurus rex or a Triceratops through a video game simulator.

First, the exhibit contains displays to educate you on the background of the two dinosaurs.  You'll learn about their habitats, diets, predators, and how they interact with other dinosaurs.  Then, armed with that knowledge, you climb into the various simulators and explore the world of the Cretaceous, 65 million years ago. 

You'll hunt for food and water, seek safety from predators, and try to survive.  Each simulator runs about seven minutes.  At the end, it will let you know some things to go back and learn to make your next experience even better.  If you want to just sit back and see the dinosaurs and not worry about survival, you can hop in the Dinosaur Safari Jeep for a journey through the wild.

The "Be the Dinosaur" exhibit is on display now through September 3rd and is included with admission to the Imaginarium Science Center and its permanent exhibits.

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