Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Saturday inaugurated India's first Dinosaur-Museum-cum-Park in the Mahisagar district. This museum is set to give visitors a Jurassic Park kind of a feel. The museum, which is located in Raiyoli area in Balasinor, will exhibit remains of various dinosaurs and fossil records.
It is being claimed that Dinosaur Museum cum Park is the first such park in the country and the world's third park. Raiyoli area is known to be the third largest dinosaur fossil site in the world, and also the second largest dinosaur hatchery in the world, where thousands of eggs had been found.
This dinosaur museum was equipped with modern technology like 3D projection, virtual reality presentations, interactive kiosks and life-size dinosaur replicas.
After inaugurating the museum, Mr Rupani said, "All efforts will be made to promote the site internationally for tourism purpose."
The state government has announced that Rs. 10 crore will be allocated to promote the site internationally.
On October 27, 2018, the country's first gallery on robotic dinosaurs was opened to the public at the Pushpa Gujral Science City. A joint initiative of the Union and state governments, the science city is the biggest project of its kind in northern India and has been set up in 72 acres of land in the heart of Punjab, on Jalandhar-Kapurthala road.
It was intended to inculcate the scientific aptitude & temperament, to fire the imagination and creativity, foster the spirit of inquiry and exploration among the masses, especially in the young minds, officials said.
A total of seven moving dinosaurs, made from robust steel and silica gel with durable motors, have been added to the already existing 46 exhibits of the extinct species, Deputy Commissioner of Kapurthala Mohd Tayyab said after inaugurating the gallery.