Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas
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Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas

May 4, 2021- September 6, 2021

Harrington Gallery

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. Using a combination of major fossil finds, captivating computer simulations, and provocative models,Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas introduces a dynamic vision of dinosaurs and the scientists who study them.

Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (www.amnh.org), in collaboration with the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco;The Field Museum, Chicago; the Houston Museum of Natural Science; and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh.

T. rex Biomechanics

T. rex Biomechanics

T. rex is often depicted with its great legs in a crouch—but was that its typical pose? Some biomechanical scientists doubt it. This model, shown mid-stride in this scale model, may have been rather straight-legged, too. An accompanying video shows how biomechanics experts think a creature the size of T. rex might have gotten around, and a how this great carnivore was likely much slower than any Hollywood T. rex.
© AMNH
Heads Up?

Heads Up?

This touchable model is a simplified version of a neck bone belonging to a sauropod dinosaur called Apatosaurus. Discover how highly accurate computer simulations of dinosaur motion are starting to teach scientists a different story about posture.
© AMNH

Twin Protoceratops models

Twin Protoceratops models

Twin models of Protoceratops, one showing a skeleton, the other a fleshed out model, demonstrate this dinosaur’s unique frills. Scientists have developed new theories about why they sported these unique features.
© AMNH
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