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The heavily armored Euoplocephalus dinosaur on display in life-sized animatronic form at the 2010 California State Fair. Euoplocephalus meaning 'well-armored head' was one of the most common dinosaurs to live in North America around 70 million years ago. Because they were so plentiful, their fossils have been found in a number of locations. Euoplocephalus was a large armored dinosaur, measuring about 20 feet (6 m) long; it weighed about 2 tons. While it was 2.4 metres (7.9 ft) wide, it was low-slung, with short, stout legs. The rear legs were larger than the front legs and all four limbs were tipped with hoof-like claws. Its wide head had a horny, toothless beak, small, peg-like cheek teeth, bony horns, and a small brain. These fossils show that Euoplocephalus was well protected. Even its eyelids had bony protrusions protecting the eyes. Its entire top side was heavily protected from carnivores with thick, oval plates embedded (fused) in its leathery skin, rows of large spikes along its body, large horns that projected from the back of the head, and a raised, club-like tail. It even had bony plates as protection for its eyes and a pair of big spines on the sides of its head. Only its under-belly was unplated. Flipping it over was the only way to wound it. Euoplocephalus had four short, sturdy legs (the rear legs were larger than the front legs), and a short neck. Euoplocephalus had spikes or horns on the side of its head, and also running down its armored back. Its stiff tail ended with a hammer, which it would have used to try and break the legs of enemies such as tyrannosaurus. Euoplocephalus was an ankylosaur, whose brain small and whose intelligence (as measured by its relative brain to body weight, or EQ) was low among the dinosaurs.

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The Days of the Dinosaurs is a traveling exhibit with life-like animatronic dinosaurs on display. These life-sized highly realistic dinosaurs are presented in an appealing environment with theatrical lighting, sound effects including ambient "primeval world noises" and roars and grunts from the dinos, simulated terrain and informational signs. The dinosaur figures are accurate according to the current understanding of how the dinosaurs probably looked. The Days of the Dinosaurs is great exhibit if you like seeing life-sized dinos in motion and is fun for the whole family. This photo was taken at the 2010 California State Fair and Exposition in Sacramento, California. The Days of the Dinosaurs is a traveling exhibition with tour dates for 2009 and 2010 as follows:

Belem, Brazil - Boulevard Shopping Belem - April 30 to June 13
Paris, France - Paris Expo - Porte de Versailles - May 15 to July 31
Munich, Germany - Deutsher Theater - June 29 to August 22
West Fargo, ND, USA - Red River Valley Fair - July 9 to July 17
Sacramento, CA, USA - California State Fair - July 14 to August 1
Great Falls, MT, USA - Montana State Fair - July 30 to August 7
Regina, SK, Canada - Queen City Exhibition - August 4 to August 8
West Allis, WI, USA - Wisconsin State Fair - August 5 to August 15
Boise, ID, USA - Western Idaho Fair - August 20 to August 29
Salem, OR, USA - Oregon State Fair - August 8 to September 6
Monroe, WA, USA - Evergreen State Fair - August 26 to September 6
Gyor, Hungary - EtoPark - March 27 to June 6
Busharest, Romania - Romexpo - February 6 to April 24
Fortaleza, Brazil - Shopping Iguatemi - March 4 to April 4
Budapest, Hungary - HungExpo - July 13 to August 2
Arequipa, Peru - September 5 to October 11
Rinderhallen, Vienna, Austria - September 8 to November 2
Trujillo, Peru - Centro Comercial Mall Avenue Plaza - November 14 to December 20
Wels, Austria - Messe Wels, December 5 to January 28

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