Dinosaurs!

Calling all dinosaur enthusiasts and future paleontologists. Follow in the footsteps of our Dino Institute and discover dinosaurs throughout our museum.

 

dueling dinos

Dueling Dinos

Start your journey in the center of our Grand Foyer you will find an epic scene of a T-rex and Triceratops in a timeless battle.

 

t-rex skeleton in dinosaur hall

Dinosaur Hall

Discover two large rooms, both upstairs and downstairs, full of actual dinosaur fossils, interactives, touch fossils, rare finds, and more. 


T-rex Growth Series

The stunning centerpiece of this gallery is the Tyrannosaurus rex growth series, featuring a baby, juvenile, and sub-adult T. rex. It's the only series of its kind in the world.

Stegosaurus

This armored dinosaur is covered with large plates down its back and with large spikes on its tail. Find the one mounted fighting with the predator Allosaurus. Allosaur fossils have been found that show wounds from Stegosaurus spikes, which is why they’re posed the way they are in the Dinosaur Hall.

California’s State Dinosaur

One of only two fossils specimens of Augustynolophus in the world can be found right here at NHM. Discover this duck-billed dinosaur on the second level of the Dino Hall.  

 

kids looking into dino lab

Dino Lab

Watch our scientists working on real fossils that our Dinosaur Institute has brought back from out in the field. These specimens on view change throughout the year as they remove the matrix from around the fossils, study, and record their finds. 

 

kids in paleo playzone discovery center

Paleo Playzone

Go on your own dino dig in our Discovery Center

 

museum installation of full-sized cryolophosaurus replica
The exhibition features four species of dinosaur. This is the predator Cryolophosaurus (“cold crested lizard,” named for the bony ornamentation on its head).

Antarctic Dinosaurs

In our traveling exhibition, follow the journeys of scientists as they travel through Antarctica in search of dinosaurs. Learn how they prepare for the harsh, environmental elements, find fossil sites, and excavate newly discovered dinosaur specimens.  Then travel back in time to Antarctica millions of years ago, where it was a lush continent, and discover the dinosaurs and other animals that lived there. 

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