By Michele C. Hollow of Pet News and Views
Have you ever wondered how lizards the size of giraffes soared through the air? In the film Flying Monsters, a 3D film narrated by renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough, you are taken on this incredible journey back 220 million years ago to learn about flying dinosaurs.
I wish they had this type of film when I was in school. Yet, I felt like a child watching it, and I had the added benefit of bringing my 10-year old son with me. He, my husband, and the audience around us at Liberty Science Center in NJ, were enchanted by this film.
The film starts with the Triassic period; that’s when dinosaurs were beginning their run at world domination. At this time, the skies were filled with winged reptiles. Pterosaurs, known as pterodactyls to dinosaur fans, were flying vertebrates with wingspans of up to 45 feet, or almost the width of a four-lane highway. Flying Monsters reveals details about how pterosaurs started flying, adapted to their surroundings, and then vanished from our planet.
I love it when we travel with our child on these educational jaunts and have a blast. Learning should be fun, and the 45 minute film was quite entertaining. Plus we got to hang out at one of my favorite places—Liberty Science Center. If you are in the area, and have children, this is a must visit interactive place to go.
Flying Monsters is currently showing at Liberty Science Center. For more information about this film and about Liberty Science Center click here. For a schedule of where else in the world it is playing, click here.
Watch the Trailer