About the Exhibition
Trek back in time 66 million years and roam the world dinosaurs ruled in the Museum of Science & History’s newest traveling exhibition, Expedition Dinosaur: Rise of the Mammals.
Created by Stage 9 Exhibits; distributed by Exhibits Development Group; and curated entirely by renowned working paleontologist, Thomas Williamson; Rise of the Mammals is the second in a trilogy of Stage 9’s prehistoric exhibitions hosted by museums around the globe. The exhibition combines prehistoric reptiles with an interactive educational experience for visitors of all ages who will immerse themselves in an experience that spans the final days of the Jurassic period through the fascinating transformations of the Cretaceous period when mammals emerged.
This engaging exhibition empowers Museum goers to make discoveries of their own and to have fun venturing into the time when some of the most iconic dinosaurs ruled the Earth: Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops, Edmontosaurus, Ankylosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus, and the curious oviraptorsaur Anzu. Giant Pterosaurs flew through the skies with 40-foot wing spans and marine lizards such as the plesiosaurs thrived in the oceans.
Expedition Dinosaur: Rise of the Mammals invites curious adventurers of all ages to step into a paleontologist’s shoes and to experience the fascinating intersection of science and dinosaurs. There, all discover how the most wondrous reptiles survived and thrived up until the catastrophic event that changed the course of life on Earth.
Included in the nearly 6,000 square-foot exhibition are:
- Dinosaur fossil hunters’ Jeep truck and tools
- Interactive Dinosaur draw and animation station
- Ten (10) full-motion, animatronic dinosaurs and mammals with realistic movements & sounds
- Full size T-Rex skull replica
- Geology interactive with augmented reality sand play
- Large Dinosaur mouth photo op
- Day of the Event Comet Puzzle
- Video fossil scanning station with interactive display.
- A Dinosaur fossil dig.
Additional features of the exhibition:
Study of tectonic plate movement and the shape of continents before modern history.
5-FINGER ROBOT EGG INCUBATOR
Robotic arm used to rotate and turn simulated dinosaur eggs.
DINOSAUR EGG SCANNER
Insert a dinosaur egg into the scanner to learn about this fascinating piece of history.
INTERACTIVE FOSSIL VIEWING BOXES
Presentation of simulated dinosaur fossils and digging tools accompanied by interactive sound and visual demonstrations.
DINOSAUR TRACING AND RUBBING ART STATIONS
Use embossed steel plates to rub and trace your own very own dinosaur.
INTERACTIVE 3D TOPOGRAPHY SANDBOX
Simulated topographic lines are projection-mapped into an actual sandbox. Control the contours yourself.
DINO HEAD PHOTO OP
Find yourself in the jaws of an unfriendly dinosaur.
TOOLS FROM THE FIELD
Explore all the instruments needed to find and recover dinosaur fossils.
DINO OPERATION GAME
See if you can excavate the T-Rex fossil before you make him roar!
FIELD CAMPAIGN TENT
Explore the inside of what a true dino explorer’s field tent would have looked like. And hear from a present-day paleontologist.
MIX ‘N’ MATCH DINOSAUR ART SPINNER
Create your own dinosaur by mixing and matching various pieces of other dinosaurs.
Use your budding archeology skills to extract dinosaur bones from the earth. Be careful not to disturb the areas around the bones.
DINOSAUR THROUGH THE AGES
Place your favorite dinosaurs in the correct age that they thrived.
MECHANICAL DINOSAUR MOVEMENT STUDIES
Push-button demonstrations of how various species of dinosaurs moved and functioned in their daily lives.
Interactive demonstration of how the dinosaur digestive tract is believed to have functioned.
Expedition Dinosaur: Rise of the Mammals opens on May 12, 2023, and runs through September 10, 2023. This exhibition is included with all MOSH General Admissions.