May 25, 2018, through Sept. 2, 2019
Discover a world 75 million years in the making as the Museum of Science & History (MOSH) presents an interactive exhibition, Expedition: Dinosaur. Travel back in time this summer and prepare to walk among the dinosaurs! Get ready to experience life-size, lifelike animatronic dinosaurs with realistic movements and sounds that can be controlled and a photo-op with a climbable T-Rex head. The exhibition celebrates and explores the fascinating world of dinosaurs and the hunt for their fossils in the early 20th century.
Expedition: Dinosaur features a wide range of hands-on interactive experiences that include puzzles which allow guests to mix and match dinosaur species and put together Pangea from our contemporary continents. Visitors can step into the shoes of a paleontologist with interactive cabinets filled with excavation artifacts and fossils. Guests of all ages can also play around with the augmented reality sandbox to learn how Earth’s climate is affected by the landscape, and they can try their hand with the egg incubator robot, being careful not to crack under pressure. These exhibits combine education and hands-on activities to create an engaging experience for everyone.
Curatorial consultant for the exhibition, Dr. Thomas Williamson, is Curator of Paleontology at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. An internationally renowned scholar, he was featured on the 2017 PBS television special, “The Day The Dinosaurs Died.” Throughout Expedition: Dinosaur, interactive videos featuring Dr. Williamson reveal fascinating stories of dinosaur hunting, research and technology.
Expedition: Dinosaur is created by Stage Nine Exhibitions. The traveling exhibition is supported locally by Community First Credit Union, Jax4Kids, City of Jacksonville, Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs. The exhibition is on display through September 2, 2019, and is included with Museum admission.