Sept. 25, 2021-Jan. 9, 2022
$8 adults | $7 Fla. residents, seniors & non-UF college students | $5.50 ages 3-17 | FREE for UF students & Museum members.
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Take a rare and exciting look at the lives of dinosaurs through their eggs, nests and embryos in Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies. This remarkable exhibition offers an astounding array of authentic dinosaur specimens collected from around the world. Each science-rich section is enhanced with exciting lifelike models of embryos and hatchlings, colorful illustrations of dinosaur family life and stunning photographs of some world-renowned fossil finders along with their extraordinary discoveries. Touch real dinosaur bones, see reconstructed nests and learn more at exploration stations with animated video presentations.
Tiny Titans presents information about dinosaur reproduction and behavior with the help of the fascinating people and science behind these recent discoveries. Learn about the intriguing lives of dinosaurs and their connection to birds in this captivating exhibition for all ages.
This is a bilingual exhibit. Esta es una exposición bilingüe.
Meet the Dinosaurs:
This genus of herbivorous dinosaur includes triceratops and other horned species. While no eggs have been found, baby fossils found in China offer important clues about their reproductive and social behavior.
This group includes some of the largest dinosaurs discovered. These massive, long-necked herbivores tended to have spherical eggs with a unique shell structure.
Some of the most famous species from this herbivorous genus are hadrosaur and iguanodon. The group also has spherical eggs that were discovered in nesting sites in Asia and North America.
These carnivorous bipedal dinosaurs have elongated eggs that have been found in Asia, North America and Europe. They include the group known as Oviraptors that shares ancestry with modern birds and carefully tended to its eggs and young.
See and touch real dinosaur eggs, nests and skeletons from all over the world! Check out a bowling ball-sized titanosaur egg, a cluster laid by a duck-billed herbivorous dinosaur and even the longest dinosaur eggs ever discovered!
Prehistoric Petting Zoo and Dino Dress-Up:
Assemble Build-A-Bone puzzles, meet five baby dinosaur species in the “petting zoo” and enter the Jurassic Period Playland for an interactive educational experience. Visitors can also dress up as dinosaurs and take pictures with a reconstructed nest.
View stunning art by renowned paleoartists Luis Rey and Mark Hallett. Murals depict colossal sauropods, egg-eating Oviraptors, dinosaur families and more.
Learn about “Baby Louie,” the first articulated theropod dinosaur hatchling ever found. Realistic models showcase the nearly complete Oviraptor skeleton and tell the incredible story of its discovery and how it got its name.
- There are more than 1,000 different kinds of dinosaurs.
- Crocodiles and alligators are reptiles that have been around since the time of the dinosaurs, and their appearance has not changed much.
- Dinosaurs were reptiles different from the reptiles of today, such as lizards and turtles. Some dinosaurs were more closely related to birds.
- Dinosaurs are distinguished from present-day reptiles by their hip structure. Their legs do not stick out to the side as lizards’ do; instead, dinosaur legs are positioned straight under their bodies like horses.
- No one knows what color dinosaurs were. Colors are not preserved in the fossil record. They could have been blue or pink with purple spots. Their color most likely depended on if they wanted to blend in or stand out in their habitat.
- Dinosaurs are generally named after a characteristic feature such as the place where they were found or a person involved in their discovery.
- Dinosaurs, such as Velociraptor, are thought to be quite speedy, while others, like Ankylosaurus, were probably slow.
- Oology is the study of eggs.
- Eggshells maintain moisture and protect the growing embryo. They may have as many as 17,000 tiny pores that allow oxygen in and carbon dioxide out.
- Existing species that lay eggs include turtles, alligators, crocodiles, birds, platypuses, spiny anteaters and most snakes.
- More than 200 dinosaur-egg sites have been found all over the world, including Mongolia, China, France, India, the United States and Canada.
- Some dinosaurs laid their eggs in nests in a variety of patterns — spirals, concentric circles, parallel rows and more!
- Early humans drilled holes in fossilized dinosaur eggshells and used them as jewelry.
Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies is distributed by Silver Plume Exhibitions and sponsored in part by Visit Gainesville/Alachua County, University of Florida Student Government and the Florida Division of Arts and Culture.