Planning a trip for the dinosaur enthusiast in your family? These cities represent the United States’ most fascinating dinosaur exhibits, and are absolute musts on the itinerary of amateur paleontologists of all ages. Chicago, Illinois is the home of The Field Museum, an incredible treasure trove for dinosaur enthusiasts of all ages. The centerpiece of the museum is “Sue,” the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton anywhere in the world. The museum hosts a regular event called “Dozin’ with the Dinos,” where children overnight in the museum, sleeping under the largest T-rex skeleton ever uncovered. In Colorado you’ll find the Dinosaur National Monument, the dream of any budding paleontologist, Direct TV deals, young or old. The park, which is half museum and half working excavation site, allows visitors to view dinosaur skeletal fragments as they were originally discovered. Particularly dramatic is the The Fossil Discovery Trail, which affords visitors breathtaking views of cliffs littered with fossil remnants. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Look no further than Philadelphia for one of the country’s largest displays of dinosaurs and other fossils. At The Academy of Natural Sciences, more than 30 distinct dinosaur species are on display. Professional paleontologists offer regular kid-friendly lectures at the museum, and adults can observe the curatorial process in action.

Children and adults of all ages have always been fascinated by dinosaurs. The top dinosaur exhibits in the world feature full-size skeletons and modern technology that both pleases and awes visitors.

The Natural History Museum in Berlin displays various species that were excavated mostly from Tanzania. The brachiosaurus specimen is included in the Guinness Book of World Records as the tallest dinosaur on display.

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Ever since their fossilized remains were first discovered, dinosaurs have captured the imaginations of people all over the world. At first, their fossils were the basis for stories of fantastic mythical creatures, and through further study throughout human history we have deduced how dinosaurs looked, what they ate and even how they may have behaved. Now, modern technology has advanced to the point where we can create lifelike models of these animals for exhibits such as the one currently open at the North Carolina Zoo.

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While history museums are fascinating places to visit, keeping the visit fun for the whole family may mean looking out for exhibits that especially interest children. And what interests kids more than dinosaurs? Below are a few great history museums that have top-notch dinosaur exhibits.

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh contains incredible collections of rocks and gemstones as well as exhibits on plant and animal life and a hall of Egyptian history. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s not every day that a person gets to feel what it was like to live millions of years ago among the dinosaurs, but that’s the aim of many interactive dinosaur exhibits. A fun or serious look at past eras when dinosaurs roamed the earth may be closer than you think.

Many museums that focus on natural history are home to permanent interactive dinosaur exhibits, like the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pennsylvania, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., Read the rest of this entry »

Planning a trip for the dinosaur enthusiast in your family? These cities represent the United States’ most fascinating dinosaur exhibits, and are absolute musts on the itinerary of amateur paleontologists of all ages.

Chicago, Illinois
Chicago is the home of The Field Museum, an incredible treasure trove for dinosaur enthusiasts of all ages. The centerpiece of the museum is “Sue,” the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton anywhere in the world. The museum hosts a regular event called “Dozin’ with Read the rest of this entry »