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SLIDESHOW: Dinosaurs come to life at Charleston Convention Center

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Dinosaurs have made their way into the Lowcountry this weekend.

The "Discover the Dinosaurs" exhibit is being held at the Charleston Convention Center through Sunday. Doors open at 10 a.m. each morning.

The educational, family-friendly event features theaters, dino digs, a scavenger hunt, and several life size mechanical representations of dinosaurs.

Tracy Beasley, Show Manager for "Discover the Dinosaurs", says a lot of work goes in to bringing these reptiles to life.

"We try to do as much of what was there back in those days. Try to get them the right sizes. Some of the dinosaurs that were more popular and try to put them all in one concept, making it a fun family event," says Beasley.

Some of those sizes included a 14-foot-tall T-Rex and a 27-foot-long dinosaur.

Beasley says it takes five semi-trucks and a large crew to transport the exhibit around the United States.

"We are doing 30 cities this year. We are on our 25th one now," says Beasley. "Every state we've been to, people have been liking it.

Tickets to see the dinosaurs are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and children. Children under two get in free. The exhibit closes at 8 p.m. on Saturday, and 7 p.m. on Sunday.

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