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January 18, 2013

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Dinosaurs includes a variety of spectacular dinosaur specimens and displays from the collections of the Virginia Museum of Natural History and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Life-size casts of dinosaurs dominate the exhibit, which includes a 40-foot long skeleton cast of an Acrocanthosaurus, a massive carnivorous theropod dinosaur that existed in what is now North America during the early Cretaceous period, between 125 million and 100 million years ago.  The exhibit also includes a 12-foot long skeleton cast of a Deinonychus, a carnivorous dromaeosaurid dinosaur. Dromaeosauridae were small-to medium-sized feathered carnivores that flourished during the early Cretaceous period, about 115 to 108 million years ago.

Other specimens and models include a Tenontosaurus skeleton cast, a cast of a Triceratops skull, a Syntarsus with prey, a phytosaur, and more.