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July 21, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Exhibit opens July 21, 2017.

Travel back in time to a land of giants, as you explore the museum's newest exhibit, Dinosaurs: Reign of the Giants. The exhibit is highlighted by the life-size, cast skeletons of Stegosaurus, a herbivorous quadruped most notably characterized by the upright plates on its back and a tail tipped with spikes, and Triceratops, another herbivorous quadruped recognized for its large frill and three horns on its head. Dinosaurs also features a large variety of dinosaur fossils from the museum's scientific collections, as well interactive elements throughout the exhibit.

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The exhibit and its displays will reside in the Special Exhibit Hall adjacent to the museum's Harvest Foundation Hall of Ancient Life, which features other life-size, cast skeletons, including the 40-foot-long, meat-eating Acrocanthosaurus.

Stegosaurus skull and plates on neck.  The entire skeleton of this Stegosaurus will be on display inside the "Dinosaurs" exhibit.   The "Dinosaurs" exhibit will feature a wide variety of fossils and casts of some of the most iconic dinosaurs of the Jurassic period.