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Bisti Beast Meets Godzilla

Free the Beast

Run for your lives—the Bisti Beast is back! New Mexico's unique tyrannosaur comes to life this Saturday, June 22 at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science when The Bisti Beast Meets Godzilla. The beast—a robotic dinosaur built in Japan based on the skull found in the Four Corners area—is the museum’s newest permanent attraction. To welcome this new addition, the museum is screening Godzilla vs. Mothra in the DynaTheater while museum-goers are entertained by martial arts performances, origami, handmade crafts, taiko drumming and a book sale. This monster, all-ages party goes from 4pm to 8pm. Admittance to the museum is free during the event, and tickets to the film screening are just $5. (Joshua Lee)

Saturday June 22, 2019

1801 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

Phone: 841-2802
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Phone: 5058412800
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The museum’s newest attraction opens with martial arts performances, Japanese origami, handmade crafts, taiko drumming and books for sale.


New Mexico’s Bisti Beast will be welcomed home with Japanese performances and food at a celebration June 22 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. The museum’s newest attraction, the Bisti Beast is a robotic dinosaur based on the skull found in the Four Corners area of New Mexico. The robotic dinosaur was made in Japan and is a permanent exhibit at the museum.


The evening of the event, the museum will screen the film Godzilla Vs. Mothra in the Dynatheater. In the 1992 film, Battra and Mothra must stop Godzilla from attacking Yokohama, the second largest city in Japan. Admission to the film is $5. Food will be available for purchase the night of the event.

The museum will be open to the public for free with Japanese entertainment included. The Japanese drumming group New Mexico Taiko Group will perform. The New Mexico Taiko group was founded in 1981 through the New Mexico Japanese American Citizens league. The group continues to preserve the cultural tradition of Japanese drumming. Members wear the traditional kimono attire and perform choreographed drumming.

The celebration will also include martial arts performances. There will be Japanese origami, handmade crafts and books for sale as well.