Sharp and long teeth, like those of crocodiles, thorny spines growing from the spine of the Spinosaurus, hollow light bones and 9 metres wide wings for the Pteranodon. Long claws to climb and fight, horns and skull thickening to face rivals and defend the territory for the Pachicefalosaurus. For animals like the Brachiosaurus, very long necks to ensure the daily intake of these gigantic vegetarians, like for giraffes and elephants nowadays. The anchilosaurus had a big hammer on its tail for self-defence, very much like the armadillo today. Finally, the scariest of all predators, majestic and terrible, steady and agile, with teeth specifically shaped to devour its preys: the Tyrannosaurus Rex, able to apply a pressure of 6 tonnes with just one bite. It is always been present in the imagery of adults and children, with its 12 metres of EVIL. It’s the symbol of a world that ceased to exist over 65 million years ago with the Big Extinction.
Dinosaur Invasion offers a faithful representation of dinosaurs’ life on Earth, with over 30 ‘alive’ specimens, electronically animated and on a 1:1 scale. It’s a way to reflect and learn about what has been before us and may one day come back thanks to amazing scientific progress in the field of genetics. Through the audio and videoguides, Alessandro Checchi Paone walks the visitors through the exhibition explaining the scientific aspects in depth.