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Yo! Free animatronic robot dinosaur!

At 1 p.m. today, a 7-foot tall, 14-foot long animatronic robot dinosaur baby will be hanging out at the corner of 7th and G Streets NW. No word on how long the T-Rex plans to stay.

The Robo-Rex is, of course, a stunt—-a promotion for the upcoming “Walking with Dinosaurs—-The Live Experience.” The stunt is free; the “Experience” will run you $30.50 to $82.50.

In it, according to a press release, “Fifteen life sized dinosaurs will roam the arena floor using state-of-the-art animatronic technology as they tell the story of how dinosaurs roamed the earth 65 million years ago.”

Clearly, animatronics are rad. Dinosaurs are incontestably rad. Animatronic dinosaurs, undoubtedly, will be doubly rad. But 65 million years ago? Please!

“Dinosaurs Live” runs Wednesday, September 19th, through Saturday, September 22nd, at the Verizon Center.