To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, First Initiative Foundation (FIF) joined hands with the Leisure and Cultural Services Department in presenting a large-scale exhibition “The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: The Big Eight – Dinosaur Revelation” from July 2022, showcasing original specimens of the most iconic fossil skeletons. What’s more, Wharf malls are also working with FIF to present “Flash Pop-up: Robotic Dinos” to display two 1:1 robotic dinosaur installations — the Tyrannosaurus rex (T-rex) and Stegosaurus, respectively at the Group’s flagship retail properties Harbour City and Times Square. As Hong Kong’s first large-scale outdoor exhibitions after the fifth wave of COVID-19, the public are invited to meet these two giants at no fee, take photos and participate in a series of dinosaurs-themed activities.
Harbour City showcases the fearsome 4.6M high x 12M long T-rex at “Ocean Terminal Deck” on 7 June to 17 July, while Times Square showcases famous Thagomizer tall bearing Stegosaurus that is 3.7M high x 9M long at “Open Piazza” on 7 June to 10 July. These pre-historic animals are scientific accurate and custom built, which were reconstructed under the supervision of paleontologists and with the latest scientific knowledge about these animals. They do not only look alive – they breathe and roar just like real living animals.
Visitors can take pictures with the fascinating creatures for free, with the iconic Hong Kong backdrop — Victoria Harbour from Tsim Sha Tsui and the bustling city in Causeway Bay. Apart from, the two shopping malls also organize an array of dinosaur-themed activities, allowing you to experience the dinosaur world in an all-round way. All proceeds of the activities will be donated to First Initiative Foundation (FIF).
1) Enroll Now! Dinosaur Academy To be a Little Dinosaur Expert @ Harbour City and Times Square
How can the little dinosaur fans miss the rare chance to explore the prehistoric planet? The little dinosaur fans can become a dinosaur expert! On every weekend during the exhibition period, kids can participate in the “Robotic Dinosaur Workshop” (around 40 minutes) upon the donation of HK$180. The founder of “Dinosaur @ Fossil Lab”, Mr. Lung Tak Chun and his team will teach the participants the history and knowledge of dinosaurs in Cretaceous and Jurassic, and train a new generation of “Little Dinosaur Experts” in this workshop. Participants can learn about and get up close with paleontological fossils, take pictures with precious paleontological fossils, and use their creativity and imagination to draw their own dinosaur. After the completion of workshop, participants will receive special souvenirs.
2) Dinosaur Hunt! Redeem a full set of limited-edition dinosaur flash cards @ Harbour City
Kids love treasure hunt! Starting from 10 June to 17 July 2022 (every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and public holiday), visitors can receive dinosaur folder and a “Dinosaur Hunting Passport” upon donation of HK$20 at the starting point of Dinosaur Hunt at G/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City.
All dinosaur hunters are required to follow the instructions to explore the dinosaur stamps scattered in eight different corners of Ocean Terminal, collect all the designated dinosaur-cartoons stamps and answer the questions at each corner. Visitors can redeem a set of eight dinosaur flash cards and Dinosaur Hunter Certificate upon completion of tasks.
Each flash card is printed with the various dinosaur’s portraits, attributes and power level, which are highly collectible.
Details of Harbour City’s dinosaur-themed activities
|Dinosaur Academy||Dinosaur Hunt: Dinosaur Flash Cards Redemption|
|1.Register “Robotic T-rex workshop” via https://www.harbourcityonline.com/ and donate HK$180
2. Learn about the history and the knowledge of dinosaurs in Cretaceous
3. Get up close and take picture with precious paleontological fossils
4. Drawing under Robotic T-rex
5.Redeem a full set of 8 limited-edition dinosaur flash cards and souvenir.
|1. Redeem “Dinosaur Folder” and a “Dinosaur Hunting Passport” upon donation of HK$20
2. Collect 8 designated dinosaur-cartoons stamps and answers 8 questions
3. Redeem a full set of 8 limited-edition dinosaur flash cards and a dinosaur hunter certificate.
|12 June to 10 July 2022
(Every Sunday, 3 sessions per day)
|10 June to 17 July 2022
(Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and public holiday)
|Session 1: 10 am – 10 :40 am
Session 2: 11am – 11:40am
Session 3: 12noon – 12:40pm
*16 participants aged from 6 to 12 for each session
*Each participant is only allowed to be accompanied by one parent or guardian
|11am – 8 pm|
|Venue||Ocean Terminal Deck, Harbour City||G/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City|