Los Pinos Goes Jurassic (and We Ain’t Talking Politics)

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Calling all amateur archeologists and dino aficionados.

T-Rex is back (and not in Dr. John Hammond kind of way) and he has made his current home at Mexico City’s Cultural Complex of Los Pinos.

Accompanied by a few stegosauruses, a triceratops, Mexico’s very own Quetzalcoatlus, and a few long-necked brachiosauruses, the star of the “Dinos en los Pinos” exhibit is laid out throughout the vast gardens and pathways of the ex-presidential residence.

The temporary exhibit, which has the objective of bringing knowledge of the field of paleontology closer to Mexico City’s citizens, is the result of a collaboration between Mexico’s Secretariat of Foreign Relations (SRE), Secretariat of Culture and Museo del Desierto (Desert Museum) in Saltillo, Coahuila.

Tying into the thematic of the exhibit, the Miguel Alemán house and López Mateos house include cretaceous fossils, skeletons and selection of huichol art of a Jurassic nature.

The free exhibit is slated to remain on display through September and has ample self-tour info throughout to make you imagine yourself a Dr. Alan Grant.

Younger Indiana Jones-wannabes will be delighted with the multiple photo opportunities next to these Triassic giants and an extensive immersive audio experience.

The gardens lend themselves to a leisurely stroll, providing some nice shade and relief from the summer heat, just be wary of errant velociraptors, who are always looking for a snack.

More Information:

The Dimensiones Prehistóricas: Dinos en Los Pinos (Prehistoric Dimensions: Dinos at Los Pinos) is on display Tuesday thru Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free. Pets are welcome in the green areas but are not allowed inside the buildings. The exhibit is on display until Sunday, Oct. 1. The Complejo Cultural Los Pinos is located at Molino del Rey 252 in Mexico City’s Bosque de Chapultepec.

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