Meet Quay-Rex – the UK’s largest animatronic T-Rex is on display at Mermaid Quay until Sunday 23 February 2020.
Quay-Rex is 18 metres long and 5 metres tall and features a moving head, tail, eyes and arms as well as a terrifying roar.
With all the restaurants, cafés and bars at Mermaid Quay to enjoy plus Techniquest and the Wales Millennium Centre nearby – it all adds up to a dino-mite day out.
And, in addition to Quay-Rex there’s :
The T-Rex Ride is suitable for children aged up to approx 14 (weighing no more than 70kg). £3 per go. Purchase your ticket from The Dino Store. Open Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 February and then Saturday 15 – Sunday 23 February, 10am –5pm.
THE DINO STORE
Pick up your dino merchandise from our pop-up Dino Store – in Tacoma Square, right next to Quay-Rex. From 3D magnets, notebooks and pens to beanie hats and other goodies, plus water bottles, dinosaur eggs and explorer kits.Open Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 February and then Saturday 15 – Sunday 23 February, 10am –5pm.
FUN & GAMES
Plus, there’s fun things to do for FREE:
Quay-Rex is visible 24/7. It’s arms, tail etc between 9am and 8pm.
QUAY-REX MOVIE SPECIALS AT EVERYMAN
To coincide with the visit of Quay-Rex, our fabulous new Everyman cinema will have special showings of Jurassic Park PG, Jurassic World 12A PLUS, the perfect excuse for a half term visit, The Good Dinosaur PG. Details here.
NAME: Tyrannosaurus rex
MEANS: King of the Tyrant Lizards
PERIOD: Late Cretaceous – 65 million years ago
WHERE: North America: Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Wyoming, Alberta
As the last great carnivore of the Cretaceous Period, Tyrannosaurus rex was an efficient killer stalking the North American landscape.
With a specially strengthened nose structure, it could deliver bone splintering, crushing bites to both prey and combatants, including others of its own species. The strength of the Tyrannosaurus rex’s lower jaw could deliver 10,000 newtons of bite force – the equivalent power needed to lift a semi-trailer.
Although puny looking, the T-rex forelimb bones exhibit extremely thick cortical bone, indicating that they were developed to withstand heavy loads.