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Eat/Drink/Breathe Dinosaurs

Are you dynamite for dinosaurs? This tour will satisfy your Tyrannosaurus-sized thirst! Our Dino Lab features real scientists working on real fossils, you can meet a dinosaur, and even take home some of the fun!

 

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Dino Lab

Dino Lab
Level 2
Get a peek behind the scenes at our Dino Lab! These aren’t actors, these are real 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, so come back for new fossils!

Dino Encounters

Dinosaur Encounters
Level 2 
Fun, educational, and interactive, Dinosaur Encounters features NHM's life-size dinosaur puppets! Each presenter focuses on a different topic, including theories on dinosaur behavior, extinction, adaptation, and the relationship between birds and dinosaurs. Check calendar for dates and times!

Dino Hall-T. rex Trio

T. rex Trio
Level 1, Dinosaur Hall
The stunning centerpiece of the dino 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!

Meet Auggie, California’s state dinosaur

Auggie
Mezzanine, Dinosaur Hall
Meet Auggie, California’s state dinosaur. Augustynolophus morrisi lived around California in the Late Cretaceous period. One of only two fossil specimens of Augustynolophus in the world can be found right here at NHM. Discover this duck-billed dinosaur on the Mezzanine level of the Dinosaur Hall.

Hunter plushie

Hunter Plushie
Level 1, Museum Store
Take home some of the dino fun with Hunter! The mini version of our large-scale T. rex puppet, which we nicknamed Hunter, enchants guests during our Dinosaur Encounters.

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Dino Lab
Level 2
Get a peek behind the scenes at our Dino Lab! These aren’t actors, these are real 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, so come back for new fossils!

Dinosaur Encounters
Level 2 
Fun, educational, and interactive, Dinosaur Encounters features NHM's life-size dinosaur puppets! Each presenter focuses on a different topic, including theories on dinosaur behavior, extinction, adaptation, and the relationship between birds and dinosaurs. Check calendar for dates and times!

T. rex Trio
Level 1, Dinosaur Hall
The stunning centerpiece of the dino 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!

Auggie
Mezzanine, Dinosaur Hall
Meet Auggie, California’s state dinosaur. Augustynolophus morrisi lived around California in the Late Cretaceous period. One of only two fossil specimens of Augustynolophus in the world can be found right here at NHM. Discover this duck-billed dinosaur on the Mezzanine level of the Dinosaur Hall.

Hunter Plushie
Level 1, Museum Store
Take home some of the dino fun with Hunter! The mini version of our large-scale T. rex puppet, which we nicknamed Hunter, enchants guests during our Dinosaur Encounters.

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