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'Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure' multimedia show comes to Eisenhower on Feb. 20

Family friendly event will shine light on 'dinosaurs from the deep sea'

Erth’s “Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure,” following on the success of the company’s “Dinosaur Zoo Live,” will explore the unknown ocean depths and mysteries of deep-sea dinosaurs at a 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, performance in Eisenhower Auditorium. Credit: C. WaitsAll Rights Reserved.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Erth Visual & Physical Inc. and Red Tail Entertainment will present Erth’s “Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure,” a multimedia family show to be performed at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 in Eisenhower Auditorium.

Created in Australia, the show features a giant theatrical aquarium and explores the "unknown" ocean depths, unlocking the mystery of "the dinosaurs of the deep."

Erth's shows feature a large-scale cast of creatures brought to life by sophisticated design, theatrical presentation and puppet mastery. "Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure” follows the enormously successful Erth’s “Dinosaur Zoo Live,” which introduced a menagerie of insects, mammals and dinosaurs that roamed the planet 65 million years ago.

The audience experience will be enriched via immersive techniques that help make viewers sometimes feel as though they are swimming with the creatures in the tank. Erth shows use actors, technology, puppets, science and imagination to create an amazing visual experience that helps to connect young audiences to science.

Visit the Center for the Peforming Arts online or call 814-863-0255 for more information.

Watch a preview of “Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure.” Credit: Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State

Erth’s shows are produced in North America by Red Tail Entertainment. The Erth/Red Tail collaboration is dedicated to offering entertaining family shows based in the real science of paleontology. Children can watch and learn while interacting with the creatures in a fun, educational and unique presentation.

Scott Wright, Erth's co-founder, and its artistic director since inception in 1990, wrote and directed “Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure.” Wright trained as a dancer and choreographer in Australia, and is a multi-skilled artist who incorporates puppetry, movement, acting, aerial, stilts and pyrotechnics.

Kids Connections, which is free for ticket holders and includes a craft-centered, child-friendly activity, takes place in Eisenhower one hour before the performance. Due to space and time restrictions, Kids Connections participation is limited.

McQuaide Blasko Endowment provides support for the presentation.

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Erth’s “Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure” uses actors, technology, puppets, science and imagination to create an amazing visual experience that connects young audiences to science. Credit: C. WaitsAll Rights Reserved.

Last Updated January 28, 2020