Have you ever petted a dinosaur? Would you like to? Families will have the opportunity to feed, water and play with a variety of creatures straight from the prehistoric era right at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Sunday, April 14, 1pm & 4pm.
This unique, visually stunning experience lets children and adults travel back in time to prehistoric Australia to view and interact with the dinosaurs and creatures that inhabited the landscape millions of years ago. From the cute and cuddly baby Dryosaurus to the ferocious Tyrannosaur and everything in between, attendees will be able to see these magnificent creatures up close and personal. Also on display and available for exploration will be the Meganeura, a primitive dragonfly with a two-foot wingspan as well as a menagerie of mammals and insects that once roamed the southern hemisphere.
Each dinosaur has its own backstory about where it hails from, what it eats and other interesting, identifying information. Funny and entertaining, the expedition also offers attendees an amazing hands-on learning experience like nothing they've ever seen (or touched). As an audience member, you may be asked to help a handler give food or water to the dinosaurs or just come up and pet one (if you dare!).
The artists behind these stunning creatures are Australian-based Erth - Visual & Physical Inc. Founded in 1990 in Ballarat Victoria, Erth has consistently been creating art for the public domain since its inception and is recognized today as an innovator of physical and visual theatre worldwide. Erth's goal is to provide audiences with eye popping visual experiences by combining a truly fantastic aesthetic with performance, using large-scale puppets, stilts, inflatable environments and aerial techniques to create its productions. Erth tours the globe extensively, including performances at most major Australian and international festivals, including the opening ceremonies at the Sydney Olympic Games, Hong Kong Fringe, the Galway Arts Festival in Ireland and the Stockton Riverside Festival in the U.K. Most recently, Erth works have appeared at the Shanghai World Expo, the Sydney Children's Festival, Hampyeong Butterfly Festival in Korea and Melbourne's renowned Moomba Festival.
Individual tickets are $20 and tickets purchased in groups of four or more are $16.25. Tickets are available now by calling 603-225-1111, online at www.ccanh.com, and at the box office, located at 44 South Main Street, Concord, NH 03301, on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.