Witness Dinosaur Encounters Saturdays and Sundays in the North American Mammal Hall, Level 2.
Module - Dinosaur Encounters - Dinos on the Loose (T rex puppet)
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Module - How Long Is a T.Rex's Tooth
Module - Dinosaur Institute Contact Information
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Module - Dinosaur Institute - Behind The Scenes
For a true behind-the-scenes experience, come witness the exciting dinosaur preparation process in the Level 2 Dino Lab. Sneak a peek at real fossils and see our staff working on the day-to-day details. Everything you see in the lab is real. And, in case you’re itching to make first-hand contact with some of these incredible fossils yourself, we’ve provided a footprint and toe bone of a T. rex — real fossils that are 66 and 120 million years old that you can actually touch.
Now that they've finished the fossils for our new Dinosaur Hall, our paleontologists are currently hard at work on other important NHMLA specimens. Come watch them as they restoring cracks in the fossilized bones and sculpt some of the missing parts of the skeletons — fine tuning and incorporating new knowledge about dinosaurs and the animals that lived with them. We’re also preparing numerous new specimens collected within the last decade via our field program.
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