The World's Largest Dinosaurs
Now thru September 9, 2018
The World’s Largest Dinosaurs, a major exhibition on view at Turtle Bay Exploration Park from May 5 to September 9, 2018, explores the amazing biology of a group of uniquely super-sized dinosaurs: the long-necked and long-tailed sauropods. Organized by the American Museum of Natural History in New York, the exhibition draws on paleo-biological research that looks in part to living organisms to make inferences about how these giants—some of which grew to be longer than 150 feet, or the length of four standard city buses—were able to thrive, as a group, for approximately 140 million years.
Through imaginative exhibits—including the exhibition centerpiece, a life-sized, detailed model of a 60-foot-long Mamenchisaurus—The World’s Largest Dinosaurs takes visitors beyond the bones and into the bodies of these titans, shedding light on how heart rate, respiration, metabolism, and reproduction are linked to size. Focusing on the biology and behavior of these diverse creatures, The World’s Largest Dinosaurs builds on a growing body of research that examines dinosaurs as living animals, primarily through comparisons with modern dinosaur relatives.
The World's Largest Dinosaurs is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (amnh.org) in collaboration with Coolture Marketing, Bogotá, Colombia.
The World’s Largest Dinosaurs is presented by Dennis & Sherrill Bambauer with major support from US Bank and Shasta Regional Medical Center with additional support from Pamela Ikuta & Don Burton.
About the American Museum of Natural History - New York, NY
The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide- ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world's cultures.