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Exhibitions

Spinosaurus

Meet Spinosaurus. Over 50 feet long, 20 feet high, and weighing in at six tons, Spinosaurus is the largest predatory dinosaur to ever roam the Earth—even bigger than T. rex. This bus-sized dino’s extraordinary features include a crocodile-shaped skull and seven-foot spines forming a sail along its back. Spinosaurus is unlike any other dinosaur you’ve seen or heard of before. Visitors will encounter this bizarre predator in the traveling exhibition “Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous.”

In this exhibition, visitors can explore a full-sized skeletal model as well as genuine dinosaur fossils and learn about the latest technologies modern paleontologists use. The guests can travel with National Geographic explorers and scientists to the remote edges of the Sahara to discover the origins of this rare African dinosaur and the mysterious journey that led to its rediscovery.

Spinosaurus first came to light more than 100 years ago when German paleontologist Ernst Stromer discovered a partial skeleton in Egypt. These Spinosaurus fossils were displayed in a museum in Munich, but Stromer lived in a dangerous time and was an outspoken critic of Hitler’s regime. In 1944, a bombing raid hit the museum, destroying Stromer’s life’s work and all of his Spinosaurus fossils.

More than a century after Stromer’s original discovery, National Geographic explorer and paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim set out on an improbable journey to uncover Spinosaurus once again with the help of fellow explorer Paul Sereno and clues from Stromer’s historical records. With the help of fellow explorers and scientists from around the world, the result is an unbelievable story of adventure, scientific discovery, and perseverance.

EXHIBITION DETAILS:

  • Large interactive exhibition with life size flesh model available for outdoor promotion

  • 50-foot skeletal reconstruction of Spinosaurus

  • Models, skull casts, or teeth for Carcharodontosaurus, pterosaur, coelacanth, Laganosuchus, Elosuchus, Onchopristis, Ceratodus, and many more.

  • Artifacts and fossils

  • Immersive environment

  • Cave hole reproduction

  • Framed prints

  • Wall Panels

  • Compelling historical story

  • Real fossils

  • Multimedia

  • Educator Guide

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