Filled with four floors of exhibits, live animals, hands-on activities and exciting programs, the Museum invites visitors to look at the natural world through the distinct lens of North Carolina's diverse geography, prehistoric past, geology, plants and animals.
The World's Largest Dinosaurs
A new exhibition about the super-sized sauropods, the most colossal animals to walk the earth
October 11, 2014–April 12, 2015
The World’s Largest Dinosaurs explores the amazing biology of a group of uniquely super-sized dinosaurs: the long-necked and long-tailed sauropods. The exhibition draws on cutting-edge paleo-biological research that looks in part to living organisms to make inferences about how these giants were able to thrive, as a group, for approximately 140 million years. Through innovative exhibits — including the exhibition centerpiece, a life-sized, detailed model of a 60-foot-long Mamenchisaurus —The World’s Largest Dinosaurs takes visitors beyond the bones and into the bodies of these titans, shedding light on how heart rate, respiration, metabolism, and reproduction are linked to size.