Embark on an adventure that uncovers never-before-seen dinosaur fossils from one of the most isolated environments on Earth. Antarctic Dinosaurs, a new exhibition at Discovery Place transports visitors back in time to discover what life was like in Antarctica 200 million years ago.
The traveling exhibition was developed by the Field Museum in Chicago in partnership with Discovery Place as well as the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the Natural History Museum of Utah.
The exhibition guides visitors through what was once a lush, green and thriving continent where dinosaurs freely roamed. Guests will discover fossils from four Antarctic dinosaur species, including the 25-foot long Cryolophosaurus, and get hands-on experience with real tools used by paleontologists to carefully extract fossils from the now frozen landscape.
Discovery Place Science will also be debuting an accompanying IMAX film, Dinosaurs of Antarctica.
Like the exhibition, the film journeys to the south polar landscapes of Antarctica hundreds of millions of years ago to roam the primitive forests and thick swamps alongside bizarre dinosaurs and colossal amphibians.
Juxtaposing the lush world of prehistoric Antarctica with the stark beauty of research and field sites today in the icy content, the film also joins intrepid Antarctic scientists on a quest to understand the continent’s profound transformation – and to predict the future as humans drive dramatic change.