Dinosaurs Unearthed

June 25, 2016–January 16, 2017


Back by popular demand—roaring, moving, life-size animatronic dinosaurs invade the Academy for a multi-sensory experience for the whole family. State-of-the-art and scientifically accurate—down to the feathers on T. rexDinosaurs Unearthed features more than a dozen realistic, full-bodied dinosaurs, as well as skeletons, fossil casts of skulls, claws, and horns, real specimens of mosasaur and spinosaurus teeth, an Oviraptor egg, and the ever-popular coprolite (dino poop). Visitors will experience brand-new interactives, such as a multi-touch table and a scale that tells you how you measure up to different dinosaurs. A dig site for young paleontologists, a Dino Detective touch-screen quiz, chances to control dinosaur movements, and other activities encourage exciting hands-on exploration.

Members see it first! Get the first look at this special exhibit at our Member Preview on June 24, 2016, from 5:30-9 p.m. Enjoy a fun night filled with crafts, light refreshments, and roaring dinos! Click here for details and to register.

Fee in addition to museum admission. Ticket details coming June 1.


Dinosaurs Unearthed Opening Weekend

June 25–26
Join us as we celebrate the opening of our newest exhibit, Dinosaurs Unearthed, with a weekend full of dino-rific activities! Featuring real fossils you can touch, live animal presentations, talks by dinosaur experts, and dino-themed crafts, our exciting kickoff event is fun for the whole family! Click here for the full list of activities during Dinosaurs Unearthed Opening Weekend!

Weekend activities are free with admission, but a special ticket is required for Dinosaurs Unearthed.

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