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Meet New and Exotic Dinosaurs 

Step into the shoes of a paleontologist and uncover some of the most significant dinosaur discoveries from the Southern Hemisphere over the last two decades. Ultimate Dinosaurs reveal a new breed of dinosaurs that evolved in isolation in South America, Africa and Madagascar. From the tiny Eoraptor to the massive Giganotosaurus (T.rex's bigger, badder cousin), Ultimate Dinosaurs is a fascinating and wonder-inducing study of species you have never met before.

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Ultimate Dinosaurs also features cutting-edge technology experiences that bring the specimens to life like never before.

The exhibition features incredible, rarely-seen specimens and colorful environments combined with new technology to layer virtual experiences over what you see in front of you. They transform from intricately-detailed skeletons to moving, flesh-and-bones animals. It’s a powerful example of how augmented reality can bring history and science to life.

The exhibition tells the story of the break-up of supercontinent Pangaea into the continents that we know today.

Continental drift affected the evolution of dinosaurs during the Mesozoic Era, 250-65 million years ago. As Pangaea divided first into Laurasia in the north and Gondwana in the south, and later into the many continents we know today, dinosaurs were passengers on these drifting land masses.

Discover the amazing diversity of species that evolved as a result of this phenomenon. Dinosaurs’ imposed geographic location helped promote their evolution into an incredible array of unusual forms that dominated wherever they lived.

Some of the dinosaurs featured in the exhibition include:

  • Eoraptor, a bipedal dinosaur that lived about 228 million years ago that had two different kinds of teeth – both serrated and flat – indicating that it was an omnivore.
  • Suchomimus, a spinosaur from the Sahara Desert in Niger. This animal was 33 feet long and would have weighed more than 6600 pounds.
  • Amargasaurus, an herbivorous sauropod from Argentina, had 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, the largest carnivorous dinosaur from Gondwana and perhaps the largest land predator ever. Giganotosaurus is similar in size to the more famous Tyrannosaurus rex.

Ultimate Dinosaurs: Meet a New Breed of Beast opens June 1, 2023 at Imagination Station. Admission to Ultimate Dinosaurs: Meet a New Breed of Beast is FREE for science center members and $5 + general admission for non-members.

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Ultimate Dinosaurs: Meet a New Breed of Beast is presented by the Science Museum of Minnesota. The exhibition was created and produced by The Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto.