Antarctic Dinosaurs

Opens April 3, 2019

Get ready to travel to Antarctica in search of dinosaurs. This exhibition lets you follow in the footsteps of scientists and explorers who have made this journey for centuries, and continue today, in search of rare dinosaurs found only on this icy continent.


Your Expedition

The exhibition tells the story of modern day paleontologists, NHM's Dr. Nathan Smith and Dr. Pete Makovicky, Curator of Dinosaurs at Chicago's Field Museum, and their expedition to excavate fossils beneath the ice and stone. Visitors experience the adventure themselves, as they choose protective gear and supplies, drop in on Snow School training, and set up their remote Antarctic field site. Hands-on excavation activities, touchable specimens, and media touchscreens take visitors behind-the-scenes on what these expeditions are really like!




The World of Antarctic Dinosaurs

After you experience the modern Antarctic, you'll also step through a portal and be transported back millions of years. This isn't the Antarctic most of us think of! Back then, temperatures were higher and ice was nowhere to be found. In this lush, lost world, you'll see the habitat where exotic dinosaurs lived, including the 25-foot-long, cold-crested killer, Cryolophosaurus; the elephant-sized herbivore Glacialisaurus; and two recently-discovered dinosaurs that haven't even been named yet!


Antarctic Dinosaurs will be presented with bilingual text in English and Spanish.



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Antarctic Dinosaurs was developed by the Field Museum, Chicago in partnership with the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Discovery Place – Charlotte, NC, and the Natural History Museum of Utah. Generous support was provided by the Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Fund. Expedition Photo 2 - Photograph by Eva KoppelhusAn expedition team member waits for the helicopter to pick up a fossil to take back to the basecamp.