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Your Big Antarctic Dinosaurs Takeaways

After adventuring from the world as it was—Pangaea to a life-size re-creation of Cryolophosaurus, we caught up with some of the museum’s explorers to ask them about their expedition experience.

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).

By Jessie Hendricks

From sitting inside the fuselage of an Antarctic plane full of researchers to an in-depth look at excavating fossils from an icy land, Antarctic Dinosaurs re-creates the experience of scientists investigating our planet’s southernmost continent. After adventuring from the world as it was—Pangaea to a life-size re-creation of Cryolophosaurus, we caught up with some of the museum’s explorers to ask them about their expedition experience.