GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- It's as close to the real thing as you'll probably ever see. Giant, moving dinosaurs will be on display starting Saturday at the Grand Rapids Public Museum as part of the Dinosaurs Unearthed exhibit.
Dinosaurs Unearthed will be an interactive exhibit that explores the discovery of feathered dinosaurs. There are features for all ages, including animatronic dinosaurs you can move yourself.
The exhibit will show visitors the evidence that has scientists saying dinosaurs are the ancestors of birds, and not reptiles.
A Microraptor fossil will be showcased at the exhibition. It represents not only one of the earliest discoveries of feathered dinosaurs, but the ongoing research into the life history of this species.
Paleontologists have discovered that feathers first served as a means of warmth or display for some dinosaur species and later evolved to the extent that flight was possible.
The exhibit opens on Saturday, October 26th at noon, and goes through April 27. Click here for hours and ticket prices.