Published Tuesday, 15 May 2012
UTV's Frank Mitchell get a sneak peek at the Ulster Museum's dinosaur exhibition (© UTV)
In a special half-hour programme - Age of the Dinosaur - Frank Mitchell gets a special preview of what museum-goers are in for and talks to the teams under pressure to bring two years of planning to life.
The exhibition itself will see an impressive display of state-of-the-art robotic dinosaurs, crafted by Japanese animatronics specialists, and many more unique specimens from the Natural History Museum in London.
"Throughout the past few weeks, staff at the Ulster Museum have been hard at work to build and install an exhibition that's akin to a mini-film set with vibrating floors, sound and lighting effects, and interactive displays," UTV producer Paul Clarke said.
"There was some serious planning and major work to the Ulster Museum to prepare for this exhibition - all the artwork in the museum's main gallery had to be painstakingly removed and stored to make way for this fantastic dinosaur exhibition.
"We talk to the people behind the scenes who made this possible."
Seven full-scale dinosaurs will take pride of place in the exhibition, which opens at the Ulster Museum on Friday 18 May and will run until 16 September.
To see all the behind-the-scenes exclusive action in the meantime, tune in to Age of the Dinosaur on UTV on Thursday 17 May at 7.30pm.