Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas OPENS tomorrow 6/3/2017

Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas

presented by Xilinx Logo

Opening June 3, 2017

$8 Adults, $5 Students/Seniors, Children 3 and under FREE, Museum members FREE

Opening this summer at the Longmont Museum, Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas, is an engaging exhibition that will reveal a vivid picture of what living, breathing dinosaurs were really like! This exhibition introduces how current thinking about dinosaur biology has changed over the past two decades and highlights current research by scientists from the American Museum of Natural History and other leading paleontologists around the world. Find out how advanced technologies allow scientists to look at fossils in fresh ways. Examine touchable, realistic models and casts, and see dinosaurs walk, run and move their long necks in fantastic computer simulations.

Visitors will also get to see real bones from a T-Rex found in Littleton, authentic dinosaur tracks, and a soil sample of the K-T boundary, which shows the point in time 65 million years ago when many scientists believe the asteroid that caused mass extinction of the dinosaurs hit the Earth.

Kids can get their hands dirty excavating bones in our dinosaur dig pit, pretend they are part of the Jurassic Period in creative costumes, design their own dinosaur, assemble 3-D puzzles and more. In our courtyard, visitors can feed our brood of chickens – the feathered, living descendants of dinosaurs!