‘African dinosaurs’ : permanent new exhibition at the South African Museum
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The new ‘African dinosaurs’ exhibit at the Iziko South African Museum in Cape Town capitalises on a fascination that almost every person – old and (especially) young – has with dinosaurs. A highway into the human imagination, dinosaurs can often be the spark that ignites the explosion we call learning; hence this National Lottery-funded exhibit is open-planned to accommodate large school groups. It is not surprising that these rock stars of natural history have been afforded the museum’s prime space in a sylvan gallery overlooking Government Avenue and stretching three floors to the roof (a space that is just big enough to accommodate a juvenile Sauropod).