Discover the Age of Reptiles at the oldest natural science institution in the Americas.
Enter the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University to step back in time to a world ruled by dinosaurs.
The exhibit Dinosaurs Around the World features moving, roaring, animatronic dinosaurs such as the mighty T. rex of North America, the Velociraptor of the Gobi Desert, and the massive herbivore Amargasaurus from the tropical jungles of South America. Additional dinosaurs featured in the display include Herreasaurus, Iguanodon, Neovenator, Oviraptor, Protoceratops, Leaellynasaura, and Spinosaurus.
See how dinosaurs adapted to where they lived – in a planet that was recreated from before the continents as we know them existed – when lush landscapes covered African and greenery was the norm in Antarctica.
Grab a prehistoric passport to Pangea and discover how plate tectonics, land bridges, volcanic activity and sea level fluctuations allowed dinosaurs to disperse to all corners of the world, resulting in each of the seven continents having a unique selection of these giant reptiles.
Touch fossil casts, hear a Corythosaurus, explore the dinosaur book nook, discover and name your own dinosaur, and participate in a dig site. The playful and educational exhibit will be on display through January 20, 2020. The immersive displays were created by Imagine Exhibitions and the senior scientific advisor is Dinosaur paleontologist Gregory M. Erickson, PhD.
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University was founded in 1812 and is a leading natural history museum dedicated to advancing research, education and public engagement in biodiversity and environmental science. Stop in Dinosaur Hall to see more than 30 species of dinosaurs and other Mesozoic reptiles.