There is so much to see at the American Museum of Natural History, but for me the biggest attraction is the DINOSAURS!
As soon as you walk in the door, you see the Barosaurus display, which shows the massive plant-eater rearing up to protect its young against the attacking Allosaurus.
(It’s one of only two Barosaurus displays anywhere in the world!)
The Titanosaur is actually so new that it hasn’t been formally named yet!
The sheer size of it is overwhelming…
The giant herbivore’s cast stretches 122 feet long, is 46 feet tall (with a neck that’s 39 feet long) and is estimated to have weighed around 70 tons!!!
No wonder it’s just a little too big for its home!
Child of the 90’s that I am, I’ll always have a fear of the Tyrannosaurus rex… thank you Jurassic Park. So, this display may haunt my nightmares for the next few weeks, but it was totally worth it! The scull on display is one of the most complete ever found.
The museum has one of the largest collections of dinosaur fossils in the world, (which includes a Triceratops, a Stegosaurus, a Duck-Billed Dinosaur, and even a Dinosaur Mummy!)
Basically, if you’re in the area, it’s worth checking out the American Museum of Natural History (and yes- it’s the one in the Night at the Museum movie).
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Have you been before?… What’s you’re favorite exhibit?!