June 21 – September 8

Ultimate Dinosaurs: Meet A New Breed of Beast

Discover prehistoric creatures from the other side of the world when science and history are brought to life in Ultimate Dinosaurs!

Entrance to Ultimate Dinosaurs is free for Members and is included in the Museum’s General Admission. Doors open to the public at noon on June 21.

  • Level 2
  • All age groups

Only in Charlotte for a limited time—get your tickets before they become extinct!

Meet T. Rex’s big, bad cousin, Giganotosuarus, and other breeds that evolved in isolation in South America, Africa and Madagascar—dinosaurs unfamiliar to most North Americans.

Here’s a look at some of the beasts you’ll encounter in the exhibition:

  • Eoraptor (pronounced EE-oh-rap-ter) is a bipedal dinosaur that lived about 228 million years ago and had two different kinds of teeth, both serrated and flat, indicating that it was an omnivore.
  • Malawisaurus (pronounced mah-LAH-wee-SORE-us) is one of Africa’s earliest titanosaurs and a sauropod. Like most titanosaurs, Malawisaurus had bones in its skin, similar to those in modern crocodiles. 
  • Suchomimus (pronounced SOO-ko-MY-muss) is a spinosaur from the Sahara Desert in Niger. This animal was 33 feet long and would have weighed more than 6600 pounds. 
  • Amargasaurus (pronounced a-MARG-oh-SORE-us) is an herbivorous sauropod from Argentina with a distinctive double row of spines on its neck and back. These colored, spine-like sails may have been used to signal other members of its species. 
  • Giganotosaurus (pronounced gig-an-OH-toe-SORE-us) is the largest carnivorous dinosaur from Gondwana and perhaps the largest land predator ever. Giganotosaurus is similar in size to Laurasia’s more famous Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Ultimate Dinosaurs is presented by the Science Museum of Minnesota and was created and produced by The Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto. 

June 8 – June 30

Jurassic Lab Workshops

Take a deep dive into prehistoric adventures in these FREE workshops included in Museum General Admission.

CORE LAB EXPERIENCE

Discovering Dinosaurs 

June 21 – September 8
Noon – 4:00 p.m. | KidScience on Level 1

Come and explore the incredible wildlife that walked the Earth millions of years ago through playful learning.

Have you ever wondered what the Earth looked like a long time ago? Find out about the flying, swimming and stomping animals that thrived millions of years ago.

Imagine what dinosaurs might have looked and sounded like, learn where they lived and how they lived there, and compare these prehistoric beasts to their modern relatives.

Entrance to Ultimate Dinosaurs is free for Members and is included in the Museum’s General Admission. Doors open to the public at noon on June 21.