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Dinosaur Hall Specimens

In this Photo Gallery, look closely at some of the most iconic Mesozoic creatures on display in our Dinosaur Hall.

T. rex skull in Dinosaur Hall

Explore the Dinosaur Hall

In the Jane G. Pisano Dinosaur Hall, you can roam under, around, and above 20 mounted skeletons of the largest and most interesting dinosaurs and sea creatures to ever inhabit prehistoric Earth. Visitors can examine over 300 fossils, just like real paleontologists, to study dinosaurs and their ancient world!

In this Photo Gallery, take a closer look some of the most iconic Mesozoic creatures on display in our Dinosaur Hall. Below, find question prompts to get students looking closer at these amazing creatures-- either in these images, or during your next visit to the Museum!

Allosaurus skeleton

Allosaurus

Camptosaurus skeleton

Camptosaurus

Struthiomimus skeleton

Struthiomimus

Stegosaurus skeleton

Ever wonder what a Stegosaurus’ spike felt like? You'll get your answer in the Dinosaur Hall.

Triceratops skeleton

The bones of the majestic Triceratops that greets visitors to the Hall were excavated by the Dinosaur Institute crew in Wyoming and Montana from 2001-2007.

Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton with mouth open

Tyrannosaurus

Archaeopteryx skeleton

Archaeopteryx

Polycotylus skeleton

Polycotylus

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Allosaurus

Camptosaurus

Struthiomimus

Ever wonder what a Stegosaurus’ spike felt like? You'll get your answer in the Dinosaur Hall.

The bones of the majestic Triceratops that greets visitors to the Hall were excavated by the Dinosaur Institute crew in Wyoming and Montana from 2001-2007.

Tyrannosaurus

Archaeopteryx

Polycotylus

Discussion Prompts For Dinosaur Specimens

  • What do you notice about this animal? What might that tell us about how the animal lived/survived?

  • Was this animal a carnivore/predator or an herbivore/prey? What do you see that makes you say that?

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