Kids love dinosaurs. So it’s fun to take them to a museum displaying them. The traveling exhibition entitled “The World’s Largest Dinosaurs” has so far been enjoyed by both children and adults alike. It was first displayed at the Museum of Prairiefire, Kansas City, marking the beginning of 20 such exhibits to be shown by the American Museum of Natural History over the next 10 years. While the museum itself is actually still under construction, the dinosaur exhibit is in existence in a temporary location. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children. Chairman of the AMNH’s Paleontology Division and Exhibit Curator, Mark Norell explained that the exhibit investigates the biology of a group of super-sized dinosaurs (long-necked and long-tailed sauropads). Norell’s aim through the exhibition is to portray the dinosaurs as what they were “living, breathing animals,” and imbue viewers with a notion of “how much they ate, how their hearts worked, how their brains worked.”
Next year, Jim Dondero, co-founder and president of Highland Capital Management, is also presenting the exhibition at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas. Beginning on April 6, 2014, these huge dinosaurs will tell a great story. As James Dondero himself said, “Dinosaurs rock! The science and fantasy of dinosaurs inspire children of all ages. We are proud to help bring the World’s Largest Dinosaur exhibit to Dallas.”
In addition, in March of next year, southern hemisphere dinosaurs will be paying a visit to the Science Museum of Minnesota. As part of a traveling exhibit entitled “Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants from Gondwana,” the exhibit will include reconstructions of 20 dinosaur skeletons. Dinosaurs on display will mainly be those that evolved in isolation in South America, Africa and Madagascar. Viewers will discover how geologic history impacted the dinosaur evolution during the Mesozoic Era, and how they differ from their northern brethren. Included in the exhibit are: big South American carnivore Giganotosaurus, the nearly 7,000-pound Suchomimus found in what’s now the Sahara Desert in Niger, and Cryolophosaurus from Antarctica, who sported a pompadour head crest.