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See world's largest dinosaurs at new exhibit

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OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -

The world's largest dinosaurs are on display in Overland Park at the temporary home of Prairiefire.

This is the first exhibit for the Museum of Natural History, which is done in collaboration with the iconic museum in New York. The dinosaurs can be seen at 135th Street and Lamar Avenue in Overland Park.

The museum will open at its permanent home in May 2014.

The new dinosaur exhibit aims to immerse visitors in the world of dinosaurs while providing visitors interactive features. The exhibit focuses on the long-necked, long-tailed sauropods.

"The exhibition draws on cutting-edge paleo-biological research that considers birds and crocodiles - dinosaurs' closest modern relatives - to make inferences about how the sauropods were able to thrive for more than 140 million years," according to a news release. "The star of the exhibition is a life-sized, fleshed-out model of an 18-year-old, 60-foot-long, 11-foot-tall female Mamenchisaurus. Visitors will discover how she looked in life and how she would have looked had scientists been able to peer inside her body."

The hope is the exhibit will tell stories of science and engineering through some of the most dramatic creatures that ever roamed earth.

For more information, go to www.museumofpf.org.

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