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Antarctic Dinosaurs


Come along on a dramatic adventure to Antarctica—one of the most isolated and dangerous environments on Earth—and dig into a breathtaking discovery: dinosaurs! Antarctica today can be a harsh land of ice and snow, but 200 million years ago it was a bountiful, forested habitat where dinosaurs thrived. In Antarctic Dinosaurs, you’ll step back in time to discover the dinosaurs that ruled these now-fossilized forests.

fossil of cryolophosaurus

Antarctic Dinosaurs immerses you in the thrilling hunt for never-before-seen fossils and sheds new light on our planet’s ever-changing climate and geology.

Explore the plants and animals that once flourished in the thick forests of Jurassic Antarctica, then part of the supercontinent Gondwanaland, and learn how the land drifted and changed to become the polar continent we know today.

View fossils that reveal Antarctica’s past alongside large-scale replicas of dinosaur species unique to the continent. Marvel at the 25-foot-long Cryolophosaurus, the largest and most complete Early Jurassic theropod in the world, and a new-to-science juvenile sauropodomorph.
Then witness the persistent challenges and extreme conditions of expeditions to the “Lost Continent” to gain an understanding of the tough working conditions for the scientists who must rely on an arsenal of modern power tools to extract fossils from rock and bring these discoveries to light.

Join the thrilling expedition, for a limited time at the Witte Museum.

All content is provided in English and Spanish. Todo el contenido está disponible en inglés y español.

Antarctic Dinosaurs was developed by the Field Museum, Chicago in partnership with the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Discovery Place – Charlotte, NC, and the Natural History Museum of Utah. Generous support was provided by the Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Fund.

Special Thanks

Antarctic Dinosaurs at the Witte Museum is generously supported by HOLT CAT and Mary Pat and Michael Bolner Exhibition Endowment Fund.

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