Date(s) - 03/07/2019 - 01/05/2020
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Natural History Museum
900 Exposition Blvd.
$24 adults, $21 ages 13-17, $16 ages 3-12.
9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. through Jan. 5. The Natural History Museum is offering a unique trip to the Antarctic. This special exhibit, making its West Coast debut, puts visitors in the shoes of Antarctic adventurer-scientists and follow their expedition to Antarctica’s Mount Kirkpatrick in 2010 and 2011 where they discovered a new species of dinosaur. Besides learning about various 20th and 21st century Antarctic explorations, museum-goers will also be transported, through the exhibit’s immersive environments, back millions of years to when Antarctica’s lush, temperate prehistoric environment was populated with crocodile-sized amphibians and elephant-sized dinosaurs. On display will be full-sized replicas of four dinosaur species: the 25-foot-long predator Cryolophosaurus (the so-called “frozen crested lizard”), the elephant-sized herbivore Glacialisaurus, and two recently discovered and yet-to-be named sauropodomorphs (early relatives of the giant four-legged herbivores like Brachiosaurus and Titanosaurus). You’ll also have an opportunity to touch original fossils from the lost world and peer through microscopes to see how paleontologists prepared these fossils using a specialized air scribe tool.