Today is #AskACurator day!

Today is #AskACurator day!

Today is #AskACurator day! We received two great questions from curious youngster Ronan, who asked: "How many dinosaurs are there?" and "How do you get the dinosaurs?" Fortunately, Assistant Curator of Paleontology Dr. Adam Pritchard has the answers...

There are over 1,000 different named types of dinosaurs discovered so far, and many more remain to be discovered. We discover new kinds of dinosaurs by digging in rocks that are between 230 and 66 million years old, because that is when dinosaurs lived. However, if you want to find living dinosaurs, you should check-out my answer to Ioan's question earlier today, which can be found posted on the museum's Facebook page!

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