12 of the World’s Best Dinosaur Museums
These dinosaur museums will take you back to a time when fantastic creatures ruled the planet. Plus, you’ll get up-to-date information on our evolving knowledge of these incredible beasts.
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, North Carolina
Could dinosaurs have been warm-blooded? If you want to see how this might have been possible, then head over to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. There, you’ll find the bones of Willo, a 66-million-year-old dinosaur on display. Researchers found Willo’s fossilized four-chamber heart, suggesting she—and perhaps all dinos—may have been warm-blooded. Fun fact: Willo, a pony-sized dino, was discovered by a South Dakota rancher. Here are more facts you’ve always believed that are actually false.
Royal Tyrrell Museum, Alberta, Canada
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The Royal Tyrrell Museum (also known as the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology) invites you to “come face-to-face with some of Canada’s mightiest dinosaurs.” The museum has thirteen constantly-evolving galleries, including the new Grounds for Discovery exhibit, where you’ll find the world’s best-preserved armored dinosaur, Borealopelta. Don’t miss these weird museums you never knew existed.