WHAT: A "live" theatrical show featuring 17 roaring, snarling dinosaurs
WHERE: Colonial Life Arena
WHEN: Wednesday-Oct. 11
TIMES: 7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. Oct. 11
TICKETS: $19.50-$59.50. Tickets can be purchased at coloniallifearena.com, by phone at (866) 472-8499, at the Colonial Life Arena box office or at Lexington and Columbia Play it Again Sports locations.
GROUPS: Groups of 10 or more, call (803) 576-9078 for discounted tickets.
DINOSAURS: The 17 dinosaurs in the show include a plateosaurus, a stegosaurus, an allosaurus, a brachiosaurus, an ornithocheirus, an ankylosaurus, a torosaurus, a Tyrannosaurus rex, a baby T-rex, utahraptors and a liliensternus. The largest is the adult brachiosaurus, which is 36 feet tall and 56 feet long. The Tyrannosaurus rex is 23 feet tall and 42 feet long.
ALSO: The show lasts 96 minutes, including an intermission. The producers recommend the show for ages 3 to 93. There is no violence, but there are simulated earthquakes, volcanoes and comets hitting the earth, along with the loud roar of dinosaurs.
MORE INFORMATION: dinosaurlive.com
Dinosaurs: Mesozoic Monsters
WHERE: State Museum, 301 Gervais St.
WHEN: Oct. 17-Feb. 28
MUSEUM HOURS: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays
WHAT: A 6,500-square-foot exhibit featuring moving, roaring, fleshed-out robotic creatures along with fossils and hands-on activities
COST: $5 for adults, $3 for children (ages 3-12), in addition to museum general admission price
MORE INFORMATION: www.museum.state.sc.us/exhibits/dinosaurs.aspx