They’re big, they’re scary, and they’re back to life!
Dinosaurs might be long gone but they’re making a comeback, thanks to technology. Hear them roar at the Long Gone Dinosaurs: Large Panoramic Scientific Fiction Show at the Beijing National Indoor Stadium in the Olympic Green Park. This event runs daily until Dec 31 (Sunday).
About 10,000 sqm of the stadium has been turned into a primitive scenery, and a specialized water system is being used to re-enact stormy conditions that occurred during the time of these mighty species. And if that doesn’t make you feel like on prehistoric Earth, just look above and you’ll be amazed at the whopping 6,000 sqm of high-definition LED that recreates a stellar vista of the sky to complement all the thumping and growling of wild dinosaurs below.
According to the organizers, they have set eight world records (Guinness Book of World Records), including the use of super bionic dinosaur robot actors and an “unprecedented” supercomputer-directed grand performance that lasts for 90 minutes. The show is in Chinese.
Long Gone Dinosaurs: Large Panoramic Scientific Fiction Show, daily until Dec 31
All ages. Weekday shows: 4.30pm and 7.30pm. Weekend shows: 2pm, 4.30pm, and 7.30pm. RMB 280-380 (adults), RMB 230-320 (kids). The show is organized by Beijing Performing Arts Group 北京演艺集团. National Indoor Stadium, Olympic Green, Beichen Lu (Inside Olympic Green, northwest corner of the Datun Lu and Beichen Donglu intersection) 北辰路奥林匹克公园 (奥林匹克公园内，大屯路和北辰东路十字路口西北角). For more information, contact Lucy at 186 0020 8126 or WeChat (ID: lucy18600208126). You can also scan the QR code on the right to add Lucy.
How to Get There?
By subway: Ride Subway Line 8 and get off at Olympic Green station. Take Exit H (southwest) and walk straight from the exit for around 5 minutes (400 meters), then take the road (National Stadium North Road) to your right. The stadium will be in front of you.
– Bus 484: Get off at Wali Nankou station, then walk about 5 min (400 meters) until you reach the intersection. Take the left road (Tianchen East Road) and walk about 8 minutes (500 meters) until you reach the National Stadium North Road to your right. The stadium will be in front of you.
– Bus 81/82: Get off at Beichen Xiqiao Bei station. The National Aquatics Center will be on your left-hand side. Enter the small road (Guihua Second Road) until you reach the Aquatics Center. Take the left road and follow the street signs to the National Indoor Stadium.
By Didi/ride-share: Type in 国家体育馆 (Guójiā Tǐyùguǎn).
By taxi: Show this address: 北辰路奥林匹克公园 (奥林匹克公园内，大屯路和北辰东路十字路口西北角)
Photos: Courtesy of Beijing Performing Arts Group 北京演艺集团