ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A new breed of dinosaurs roars to life this weekend at the Science Museum of Minnesota.
The dinosaurs being showcased evolved in isolation in South America, Africa and Madagascar, and the creatures are unlike anything most North Americans have ever seen in museums.
Earlier this month, KARE 11 got a glimpse of what the public will see.
Crews with the museum spent about 40 minutes assembling one of the dinosaurs discovered by a St. Paul resident.
As they assembled the legs and other parts, Kristi Curry Rogers resembled a kid in a toy story.
"It just looks great. I feel like it is my child," she said.
Rogers, a vertebrate paleontologist and a professor at Macalester, specializes in dinosaurs with long necks. She traveled around the globe in search of their bones and discovered Rapetosaurus in Madagascar.
"In Museums in North America, we see north American dinosaurs. For the first time, we are getting a look at dinosaurs of the Southern Hemisphere," she said. "The way these animals look is completely different than anything anyone has seen in museums. Starting Saturday, the exhibit will be showcased until August 24. Tickets for adults are $21 and the entry fee for children is $12.
"From discovering it, to cleaning it all up to putting its bones back together again. And now, I get to see it in 3-D on an exhibit floor is really special.
The exhibit features a total of 20 different specimens. For more information, visit the Science Museum's of Minnesota's website.