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The Dinos are back and this time they want to play!

 This December, Capegate Shopping Centre hosts the FIRST EVER dinosaur augmented reality exhibition in South Africa – Dinos Alive Augmented Reality.

The expo combines cutting-edge technology with educational elements to deliver a truly immersive dinosaur experience.

See the T-Rex, Velociraptor, Stegosaurus, Triceratops and the Parasaurolophus come to life on your phone or tablet screen for a dinosaur experience like never before.

**Please note: This experience is not the same as the anamatronic expo that was held at Capegate last year. This year’s DinosAlive focuses on augmented and virtual reality. Recommended age to enjoy AR and VR best is 6 years and older, but there are also some physical elements, including an anamatronic moving dinosaur, a dino ride, 3D pens, colouring in, a jumping castle and hatched egg for photo opportunities**


Interact with Dinosaurs on the big screen

Gather information from moving, computer-generated Dinos

Take a selfie with one of our five digital Dinos

Enjoy the Dinos Alive VR experience

Experience a virtual T-Re

Take a photo in our Dino Egg

Play Dino online games

Draw with 3D pens

There will be tablets available to use at each activation but you will also be able to download an app on your own smartphone or tablet to enjoy all that is on offer.


Venue: Capegate Shopping Centre, Centre Court

Dates: 06 December to 14 January (closed Christmas day)

Time: 10:00 to 19:00

Price: R 65 per person (under 3s go free)

Tickets: available at Webtickets or at the door



Virtual reality (VR) is a computer-generated simulation of a real-life environment or situation which uses your vision and hearing to make you feel like you are in another world – for example, the prehistoric one being created by Dinos Alive. It’s usually done with special glasses or goggles and places you completely inside another reality, overriding your other senses that want to tell you you’re still standing in, for example, a shopping centre.

One could say that augmented reality (AR) is more rooted in the physical than VR – this technology needs a physical beacon or marker like a box, line or shape to place computer-generated imagery over it and place it in your line of vision as if it’s part of your world. So if virtual reality places you inside the dinosaur world, augmented reality puts the dinosaurs into your world.