Dinosaurs Around the World

Discover the Age at 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.

A 40-foot-long Spinosaurus and an Amargasaurus beckon outside of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. Photo by K. Huff for PHLCVB.

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.

Dinosaurs Around the World exhibit at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Photo by K. Huff for PHLCVB.

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.

A prehistoric passport to Pangea at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University's exhibit Dinosaurs Around the World. Photo by K. Huff for PHLCVB.

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.

Enjoy hands on activities at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Photo by K. Huff for PHLCVB.
Learn all about prehistoric creatures in the latest exhibit Dinosaurs Around the World at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Photo by K. Huff for PHLCVB

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.

Dinosaur Hall at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Photo by K. Huff for PHLCVB.

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.

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