abctriplets

Smithsonian Exhibit: Last American Dinosaurs

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The exhibit gave a nice overview about what fossils are, and what dinosaurs were living in the region. One of the two centerpieces was the giant Triceratops at the entrance to the exhibit.

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The other centerpiece was the giant T. rex skeleton. The original/large T. rex at the Smithsonian is still being prepared for placing back into the main exhibit once it opens, but this was still impressive.

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There were also some nicely displayed presentations of the various fossils/animals found in the formation:

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And there were some other displays:

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This display was accompanied by a cool short video showing the unique jaw movement/chewing pattern of the Edmontosaurus.

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They then had a neat section about the demise of the dinosaurs:

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As for digital/interactive displays, there was a brief video about the ecosystem of the Hell Creek Formation, and a little 8-bit game about choosing to be an invertebrate or vertebrate, and seeing if you became a fossil.

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All-in-all we were quite pleased with the exhibit, and it definitely made us excited to explore the Hell Creek Formation on our own!

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Nice report, thanks for sharing.

Tony

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Phenomenal report. This is right down the street from me, and yes it is a very impressive display. Nice photos @abctriplets

 

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:dinothumb: Thank you!

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Great report

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Awesome report! Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to see the new exhibit with the Wankel T.rex in 2019! :)  

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Thanks for sharing!

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