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Exhibit last day: April 21, 2024

Step back in time and discover life beneath the ice in Antarctic Dinosaurs. Today, Antarctica is a forbidding land of snow and ice but 200 million years ago it was a lush, wooded habitat where dinosaurs thrived. Uncover the history of the world’s southernmost continent and the unique species that have called it home in this interactive, family-friendly experience!

Rare fossils, touchable casts and interactive models bring the past to life while showcasing Antarctica’s distinctive dinosaur species. Examine a reconstructed forest and encounter the early plants and animals that flourished in the once-green environment. Experience the extraordinary work that goes into digging for fossils with real equipment and a recreated quarry. Learn about the important research taking place in this frigid landscape and how it informs future changes to the world’s climate.

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Ask a Scientist

Come chill with us and some cool scientists on our last day with these dinosaurs! Meet current researchers that study polar environments to learn more about microbial ecosystems, its use in drug discovery and even how to grow plants in space!


Florida Museum of Natural History

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Gainesville, FL 32611

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