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Save the dinosaurs?

By johnboy - 5 August 2010 21

The Canberra Times is joining the campaign of the Press Gallery’s Misha Schubert to save the Questacon dinosaurs.

It seems the powers that be want to replace them with “a new and innovative exhibition about water”.

Who in their right mind would choose that over dinosaurs??? (Unless it’s a wave pool with water slides but that seems unlikely).

Email misha_schubert@hotmail.com if you want to get on the bandwagon to save Canberra’s dinosaurs.

What’s Your opinion?


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21 Responses to
Save the dinosaurs?
WillowJim 8:34 pm 05 Aug 10

They scare the hell out of my toddler. I’d be happy for them to go.

imarty 7:37 pm 05 Aug 10

I was there on the weekend and they were squeaking…
Nothing a bit of oil wouldn’t fix although they were looking tired.

Thumper 7:05 pm 05 Aug 10

I’m with caf. I like to see my plains (okay, dried up lakes) to be thundered across by wildebeest and dinosaurs.

Pork Hunt 6:30 pm 05 Aug 10

Dinosaurs are old hat…

caf 5:23 pm 05 Aug 10

The dinosaurs should be retired out to a “Dinosaurs vs Zebras” installation at Lake George.

georgesgenitals 5:15 pm 05 Aug 10

User1992 said :

As I’m aware, these dinosaurs have been touring back and forth from Questacon since 1988.

Let me ask you this, are you going to be one of those parents that in a few years time, when you’re children are older, you’ll be complaining that none of the exhibits ever change?

The Questacon exhibits change fairly regularly, and some are great, some less so. The gallery that has replaced the original ‘Forces’ gallery at Questacon is pretty crap compared to what it was 15 years ago. Too much plastic and marketing and nowhere near enough substance.

lobster 4:56 pm 05 Aug 10

My friend used to work on them.
These are the same Dinosaurs that were there for the opening in 1988. so they are well over 20 years old now.
They use very old technology and parts are not readily available for them. It gets more and more expensive to fix them, every time things go wrong.

Things need to be changed around in places like this often.

User1992 4:13 pm 05 Aug 10

As I’m aware, these dinosaurs have been touring back and forth from Questacon since 1988.

Let me ask you this, are you going to be one of those parents that in a few years time, when you’re children are older, you’ll be complaining that none of the exhibits ever change?

ConanOfCooma 3:59 pm 05 Aug 10

The most exciting thing about the Dinosaur museum is the shop, they have some great staff and stuff on sale. The displays are layered in about an inch of dust, with boot prints all the way through signalling the path someone has taken through the display.

My kids love the Dinos at Questacon, but when the rubber has holes and paint is wearing off, it starts to look a bit 80’s.

georgesgenitals 3:48 pm 05 Aug 10

Are these the same dinosaurs that were exhibited in the early 1990s, and then went ‘on tour’?

Thumper 3:34 pm 05 Aug 10

Ordinary?

It as lame as a three legged dog with parvo.

It’s only saving grace is that you can walk to the George harcourt for a pint.

Woody Mann-Caruso 2:47 pm 05 Aug 10

I wonder what the National Dinousaur Museum (in Nicholls) thinks about all of this?

Have you been there? It’s pretty ordinary, not to mention on the wrong side of the lake.

Jurls 1:27 pm 05 Aug 10

I can’t believe someone has the time and the energy to start up petitions about Questacon changing an exhibition!! I would have thought Water would be a good exhibition anyway for educational purposes. I mean, you can live without dinosaurs, you can’t live without water….

facet 12:51 pm 05 Aug 10

My grandson really liked the “saws” at Questacon. Three weeks later he is still talking about them (must have made a big impression for a 2.5 year old). Reports back from him say that the National Dinousaur Museum was a bit lame (not actual words he used).

nanzan 11:58 am 05 Aug 10

I wonder what the National Dinousaur Museum (in Nicholls) thinks about all of this? Can’t kids go there to see dinosaurs? Isn’t that what its for?

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