Triceratops Exhibit To Celebrate One Million Visitors

By |2023-06-16T17:23:31+01:00May 30th, 2023|Dinosaur and Prehistoric Animal News Stories, Dinosaur Fans, Everything Dinosaur Products, Main Page, Photos of Everything Dinosaur Products|0 Comments

The curators at the Museums Victoria confidently predict that their Triceratops exhibition will exceed one million visitors next month. In an email sent to Everything Dinosaur, the Museums Victoria state that “Triceratops: Fate of the Dinosaurs” will have received over a million visitors by the middle of June 2023.

CollectA Triceratops horridus 1:40 scale model. In search of Triceratops.
CollectA Triceratops horridus dinosaur model (left lateral view). Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

To view the CollectA Triceratops horridus model and other prehistoric animal figures in the CollectA range of scale models: CollectA Deluxe Scale Models of Prehistoric Animals.

Triceratops horridus

“Triceratops: Fate of the Dinosaurs” is an immersive voyage into a lost world. Visitors will explore the landscapes of the Late Cretaceous and get to know the prehistoric animals that thrived there. The star exhibit is a specimen of Triceratops horridus. The fossils of this dinosaur were discovered in Montana (2014).

The bones found represent about 87% of the entire skeleton. It is one of the most complete, large dinosaur fossils ever found. The skull and neck frill are the most complete of any known Triceratops specimen (greater than 99% complete). The assembled frill measures over 1.48 metres wide.

One Million Visitors

The exhibition has proved to be extremely popular. Museum staff have predicted that the attraction would have received a million visitors by the middle of next month (June 2023).

To celebrate this milestone, staff will be dressing up as dinosaurs for the day. Visitors to Melbourne Museum, the location of the Triceratops exhibit, will also be encouraged to channel their “inner dinosaur”. Visitors will be invited to come to the museum in dinosaur fancy dress. According to the correspondence received by Everything Dinosaur, spot prizes will be offered for the best costumes.

A Triceratops Exhibit

The Triceratops skeleton has been nicknamed “Horridus”. The fossils inspired CollectA to create a 1:40 scale Triceratops horridus figure.

CollectA Triceratops horridus 1:40 scale dinosaur model.
The CollectA Triceratops in right lateral view. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

A spokesperson from Everything Dinosaur stated:

“We are delighted that the Triceratops exhibit has proved to be so popular. Our customer surveys confirm that Triceratops is a favourite dinosaur. It is pleasing to see this plant-eater taking centre stage.”

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