Pterosaurs Interactive Exhibit, App & Trading Card Game at American Museum of Natural History #Pterosaurs

This week we headed over to he American Museum of Natural History to see their new exhibit Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs, which opened on April 5, 2014 and will remain on view until January 5, 2015.





Pterosaurs Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs Exhibit at American Museum of Natural History

Please Note: As media, I received tickets to review the exhibit. No other compensation was received. Views expressed are always 100% my own.

The Pterosaurs exhibit is the largest exhibition ever in the United States about these flying reptiles. Of course we had to see it. My son (and I) were surprised to find out that pterosaurs were not dinosaurs. So we wanted to know more about them and how they lived and flew. This was the perfect exhibit for sharing with him.

Pterosaurs Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs Interactive Exhibit at American Museum of Natural History

photo credit: © AMNH 2014

Pterosaurs Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs Interactive Exhibit at American Museum of Natural History

photo credit: © AMNH 2014

Pterosaurs Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs Interactive Exhibit at American Museum of Natural History

Pterosaurs features rare pterosaur fossils from Germany, the United States, and Brazil as well as casts, life-size models, videos, and interactive exhibits highlighting the mechanics of pterosaur flight.

Pterosaurs Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs Interactive Exhibit at American Museum of Natural History

The interactive stations were amazing and fun. My son first learned how to make a Pterosaurs fly and then he was able to fly like one.

Pterosaurs Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs Interactive Exhibit at American Museum of Natural History

At another station my son was able to see a comparison between pterosaurs and modern day winged vertebrates, birds and bats. At this exhibit, kids can turn the lights off and on to highlight the wing bones.

Pterosaurs Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs Interactive Exhibit, App and Trading Card Game at American Museum of Natural History

The Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs really has tons of information to offer families. Five iPad stations offer visitors the inside scoop on different pterosaur species—Pteranodon, Tupuxuara, Pterodaustro, Jeholopterus, and Dimorphodon. You can also download the free Pterosaurs app for iPad for more exploration at home.

For more information about the app, visit www.amnh.org/apps

Pterosaurs Trading Card Game

In a first for the Museum, the Pterosaurs exhibition inspired the creation of a trading card game co-designed by New York City teens participating in an after school workshop.

High school students in the Museum’s Science For The Win (or #scienceFTW) program worked with educators and game designers to create Pterosaurs: The Card Game based on an existing biodiversity game called Phylo (phylogame.org).

The card game and a free augmented-reality companion app for iPhone and iPad featuring animations of select species of pterosaurs are available at www.amnh.org/pterosaursgame

For more information on other exhibitions and programs at the American Museum of Natural History, visit www.amnh.org

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21 comments:

  1. I'm surprised they're not dinosaurs too!! That does look like a fun exhibit. :)

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  2. My kids would have LOVED that. We saw an exhibit along those lines at a natural history museum in San Diego last year and it was hard for me to pull the kids away.

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  3. That looks like so much fun! My oldest has been really into dinosaurs too! I will definitely have to check this out, thanks!

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  4. I had no idea they weren't dinosaurs. We loved going to the museum and we've been there a few times when we lived in Brooklyn. Museums were the highlights of our summer. :)

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  5. This looks really neat! I wish we lived closer, my son would love it. If we ever go on vacation we'll definitely stop.

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  6. My kids would have loved this exhibit! My daughter knew all about dinosaurs and pterosaurs!

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  7. Ok my son would have a grand time with this exhibit. He loves anything dinosaur related.

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  8. I love exhibits like these. I would have loved going there when I was a kid!

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  9. I had no idea they were not considered dinosaurs. What a great exhibit and the perfect way to get kids interested in learning.

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  10. Oh man my son would love to go here. He loves dinosaurs! This would be a great place to take him

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  11. How cool is that! My kids are huge dino fans, so I am sure they would have loved it!

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  12. Wow, just a wonderful experience - every kid would enjoy this.

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  13. I love this. Very educational for children but yet so much fun. It must have been a great experience for your son and I am sure for the other children in your city.

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  14. I love anything having to do with dinosaurs. So fun. Amber N

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  15. I have been here before and I LOVED it!! You made me want to go back!

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  16. What a great experience ... such fun for science-loving kids!

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  17. What an amazing exhibit! My daughter really likes dinosaurs and I'm sure she would love to visit.

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  18. What a great exhibit, looks like tons of fun. My granddaughter would love this!

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  19. This is seriously a really cool exhibit. We would have spent hours there! Big fans in this house!

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  20. What a fun and educational exhibit. Most kids are intrigued by dinosaurs so this is a great experience for them to learn more about them.

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  21. Oh you will enjoy going to AMNH! :D I miss going there and I think it's found in the 4th floor. So huge area to explore.

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