A dinosaur exhibit mesmerized kids of all ages this afternoon at the Laredo public library. For the first time ever, the dinosaur quest exhibit in San Antonio was taken on the road and Laredo packed the house. Pro 8 news reporter Ryan Bailey was there and brings us the story.
The library's multi purpose room was filled to the brim as kids sat in amazement, listening to all kinds of facts about their favorite dinosaurs.
"A lot of children don't get the chance to go to museums and so we thought we'd bring the museum to them."
"I didn't know there were ocean animals."
"My favorite part was learning about the dinosaurs like Pteranodon that was actually not a dinosaur but a flying reptile."
Organizers were extremely happy with the turnout they saw from the public.
"We are very pleased with the outcome today, with the crowd and with the interest of the children here in Laredo."
The highlight of the exhibit for many of the kids was getting hands on experience with these dinosaur fossils.
"They were so big and some were so small."
"They showed the velociraptor skulls. They have super sharp teeth."
There was no consensus winner on the favorite of the children, but one big guy was definitely the front-runner.
"The t-rex's tooth, it was pretty big."
"Mine was the alligator, the one that was over there and the t-rex. They look cool and I like the carnivores."
While cool fossils are a part of the show, the owners of the exhibit say it is all about education.
"Our goal is to educate children about dinosaurs. There's so many facts and interesting things that children don't know or may not be aware of."
Ryan Bailey, Laredo's pro 8 news.
Today was the only day the exhibit was on display here in Laredo, but if you missed it you can visit the dinosaur quest museum in San Antonio. The owners did say because of today’s overwhelmingly positive turnout, there is a good chance they will take the artifacts on tour again at a later date.