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- n. Parasaurolophus, a herbivorous ornithopod dinosaur from the late Cretaceous period of what is now North America that walked both as a biped and a quadruped.
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The greatest moment must have been when I ran up on a scripted sequence of four velociraptors attacking a defenseless parasaurolophus: bypassing the pack of predators, I homed in on the harmless plant-eater, casually jamming my knife into its throat like a basketball player delivering an easy layup.
It wasn't until he was watching Dinosaur Train on PBS that he just so happened to see that that what he had been told was a hadrosaurus was actually a parasaurolophus (!!!!) and his faith in my dinosaur knowledge was terribly shaken.
Don't miss: The virtual cinematography exhibit, which allows visitors to grab a video camera and unleash their inner James Cameron - using MotionBuilder software to imitate some of the techniques he used while filming "Avatar"; the Lego hadrosaur (more specifically, a parasaurolophus), which has a box of Lego blocks so visitors can make their own additions; the models of the new Bay Bridge and Oakland's Cathedral of Christ the Light; the 3-D printer displays, which show several results of rapid prototyping; the view from the Embarcadero side of the gallery, which has several huge picture windows looking down on the Ferry Building Marketplace.