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For Immediate Release:
January 30, 2014
Media Contact:
Nicolle Ugarriza
nnu@miamidade.gov
786-573-5318

Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live Comes to the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center


(MIAMI, January 30, 2014) – Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live will take its audience on a tour through pre-historic Australia by bringing ancient creatures to life on the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center’s stage on Sunday, February 23, at 11am.  All tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.smdcac.org or by calling the box office at 786-573-5300. The Center is located at 10950 SW 211 Street in Cutler Bay. FREE parking is available.

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live is a unique interactive theater performance that stimulates the imagination in a way that connects children to their world. Erth’s large-scale puppets were developed in consultation with paleontologists, based on current science and interpretations of fossil evidence. Employing sophisticated design and electronics, these giants are brought to life by skilled performers and puppeteers, made all the more real through the magic of theater.

From the sweetly curious baby Dryosaur, to the peaceful hulk Titanosaur, and even the teeth-gnashing T-rex -- attendees will observe and interact with extraordinarily life-like creatures, just like those that inhabited the Southern Hemisphere millions of years ago. They will meet a menagerie of insects, mammals and dinosaurs in their ancient environment, in this highly imaginative, entertaining and educational live show. 

The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, designed by an internationally-acclaimed design team that includes Arquitectonica International, Inc. (architects), Fisher Dachs Associates, Inc. (theater design), Artec Consultants, Inc. (acoustics), and AMS Planning & Research Corp. (theater management), provides, for the first time, a state-of-the-art cultural venue and community gathering place in the southern part of Miami-Dade County. The Center features prominent works of art created by Miami artist Robert Chambers who was commissioned by Miami-Dade County’s Art in Public Places program to design a kinetic light wall and sculptures for the theater. The Center is an integral part of the economic and cultural development of the area, offering quality artistic programming and community accessibility.

The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center is managed by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, with funding support from the Office of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.  The Center is dedicated to presenting and supporting arts and culture and providing access to the arts to the entire Miami-Dade County community.