Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs
[Under development; available for rental beginning in 2015]
Neither dinosaurs nor birds, pterosaurs were the first vertebrates to evolve powered flight. For centuries their fossils puzzled scientists, and until recently pterosaur research was largely overshadowed by that of their popular dinosaur contemporaries.
Incredible new fossil discoveries are revealing surprising clues about the diversity of pterosaurs, their unique wing-finger anatomy, and their capabilities for flight and locomotion.
Visitors will see life-size models of pterosaurs overhead, and inspect rare fossils and casts. The science of flight will be explored through digital and physical interactive games. Video interviews with leading pterosaur scientists and experts will reveal how and what they’ve learned about these creatures. A rich diorama of a prehistoric Brazilian inland sea will bring pterosaur habitat to life, and invite visitors to discover how pterosaurs lived, fed, and ultimately became fossils.
This exhibition is under development, and contents may change.
Venue Gallery Size:
6,000 – 8,000 ft2
Venue Ceiling Height:
12 ft recommended
Conservation & Security Requirements:
Standard Rental Length: