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Special Exhibition

Ultimate Dinosaurs

Not your typical dinosaur exhibition, Ultimate Dinosaurs introduces your students to new and unique dinosaurs that evolved in isolation in South America, Africa and Madagascar and are unfamiliar to most North Americans. The exhibition combines rarely seen specimens with augmented reality technology that transforms full-scale dinosaurs into flesh covered animated beasts right before your eyes.
Grade Level: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12
Learning Goals: 
  • See actual dinosaur fossils and casts made from unique, rare fossil finds in a colorful, immersive environment.
  • Use new technology to layer virtual "skins" over dinosaur skeletons to see what they may have looked like when they were alive.
  • Engage in hands-on explorations of real dinosaur fossil specimens, sifting for microfossils, interacting with mini-dioramas, and more.
  • Link direct experiences with fossil evidence to develop conclusions about prehistoric creatures, change over time, and the process of science.
  • Take part in the process of discovery to learn how paleontologists do their work.
Academic Standard Strand: 
Nature of Science & Engineering
Life Science
Earth & Space Science
Physical Science
Experience Run Time: 
Over an hour
Experience Duration: 
March 1, 2014 - August 24, 2014
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Weekdays and Weekends
Reservation Required: 
Museum Admission plus Additional Fee
Specific Cost: 
$10 for students, $4 for chaperones
Physical Location: 
Only at the Science Museum of Minnesota
Specific Location: 
Level 4