New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

Museum visitors get a sneak peak of the Bisti Beast

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 24, 2019

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(Albuquerque, New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science has installed their newest exhibit, the Bisti Beast. The robotic dinosaur is based on the skull found in the Bisti Badlands of New Mexico’s Four Corners area. The dinosaur was made in Japan and will be a permanent exhibit at the museum (*see below for media resources).

“The Bistihieversor is actually unique to New Mexico. The realism of the dinosaur will make it come to life for people,” said David Lundy, exhibit curator at the museum.

 The museum has plans to add more interactive elements to the exhibit, as well as a realistic landscape around the Bisti Beast in the museum atrium.

This dinosaur’s eyes, arms, body and tail move how experts believe a real dinosaur would move. Don’t be surprised to hear it roar at your next visit to the museum. The final Bisti exhibit will be complete over the summer.

* Link to video & interviews approved for media use by the NM Department of Cultural Affairs: 

https://youtu.be/U_pNvrAwZKs

Interviewees:



  • David Lundy, Exhibits Curator, New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

  • Megumi Katabira, Manager Kokoro Company

  • Thomas Williamson, Ph.D., Paleontology Curator, New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

*Links to prior news releases:


About the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science: http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org.

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, under the leadership of the Board of Trustees of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. Programs and exhibits are generously supported by the New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation, through the generous support of donors.

Established in 1986, the mission of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is to preserve and interpret the distinctive natural and scientific heritage of our state through extraordinary collections, research, exhibits, and programs designed to ignite a passion for lifelong learning. The NMMNHS offers exhibitions, programs and workshops in Geoscience, including Paleontology and Mineralogy, Bioscience and Space Science. It is the Southwest’s largest repository for fossils and includes a Planetarium and a large format 3D DynaTheater.

1801 Mountain Road NW, northeast of Historic Old Town Plaza, Albuquerque, NM 87104, (505) 841-2800.  Open seven days a week 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. , closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.  Events, news releases and images about activities at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science and other divisions of the Department of Cultural Affairs can be accessed at media.newmexicoculture.org.


Related Photos

30-NMMNHS-Perspective rendering Dynamic Bisti Beast in New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science atrium, 2019.

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