Titanosaur Exhibit at AMNH Starts "Dinosaurs Among Us" Series

This month the new Titanosaur dinosaur exhibit opened at the American Museum of Natural History, and I was able to get a sneak peek. Which wasn't hard since the Titanosaur is so large that it's head peek out since it can't fit fully into the gallery!

Titanosaur Dinosaur Exhibit at American Museum of Natural History

photo credit: ©AMNH/D.Finnin


Note: I was invited as media to this event. However any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

Matter of fact, the head of the Titanosaur is one of the first things you'll notice when you go to visit. Then you'll notice its 39-foot-long neck, which is part of the cast of this 122-foot-long dinosaur!

Titanosaur Dinosaur Exhibit at American Museum of Natural History

photo credit: ©AMNH/D.Finnin

Paleontologists say that this dinosaur is a giant herbivore that belongs to a group known as Titanosaurs, which weighed in at around 70 tons—as much as 10 African elephants. This dino is so new that it hasn't even been formally named by the scientists who discovered it.

Titanosaur Dinosaur Exhibit at American Museum of Natural History

photo credit: ©AMNH/D.Finnin

The massive cast, created over six months by Research Casting International in Ontario, Canada in association with the Argentina’s Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio, is based on 84 fossil bones that were excavated in Argentine Patagonia in 2014.

Titanosaur Dinosaur Exhibit at American Museum of Natural History

photo credit: ©AMNH/D.Finnin

In total, scientists have discovered 223 fossil bones from six individuals at the site. The finds included a colossal 8-foot femur, or thigh bone, whose unique shape and size indicated to scientists that they discovered a new species—and one of the biggest dinosaurs ever found. One femur found at the site will be among five original fossils on temporary view with the Titanosaur.

The story of this new animal and its dramatic discovery, which is a BBC Production with PBS and THIRTEEN Productions LLC, will be the focus of Nature: Raising the Dinosaur Giant airing Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at 8pm EST/7pm CST on PBS.


On Exhibit

The unveiling of the Museum’s new dinosaur is part of a series of events, public programs, exhibitions, and digital offerings highlighting dramatic developments in paleontology.

This spring, the Museum presents the new exhibition Dinosaurs Among Us (on view from March 21, 2016, through January 2, 2017), which will examine how one group of dinosaurs evolved into the fascinating creatures we call birds.

Exploring topics ranging from flight to feathers, nests to wishbones, and brains to lungs, the exhibition will showcase remarkable new evidence for what scientists now call one of the best-documented evolutionary transitions in the history of life


Admission

Suggested general admission, which supports the Museum’s scientific and educational endeavors and offers access to the Museum’s 45 halls including the Rose Center for Earth and Space, is $22 (adults) suggested:
$17 (students/seniors) suggested
$12.50 (children) suggested

All prices are subject to change.

The Museum offers discounted combination ticket prices that include suggested general admission plus special exhibitions, IMAX or 3D films, and Space Shows.

Museum Plus One includes one special exhibition, IMAX or 3D film, or Space Show:
$27 (adults)
$22 (students/seniors)
$16 (children)

Museum Supersaver includes all special exhibitions, IMAX or 3D film, and Space Show:
$35 (adults)
$28 (students/seniors)
$22 (children)


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