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Meet the ancient rulers of our planet as you examine fossil replicas of dinosaurs and prehistoric sea creatures. Orlando Science Center showcases the dinosaurs in their disparate land and aquatic settings as guests become part of a paleontological excavation site.
- Uncover 'fossils' in the dig pit and examine fossilized dino eggs
- Explore displays that feature ancient land and marine reptiles
- Compare reptiles and dinosaurs to see similarities and differences
- Discover denizens of the ancient oceans such as Elasmosaurus and Tylosaurus
01 June 2010
Posted in DinoDigs
STAN the T. rex is a truly spectacular display that you can only see in DinoDigs... Or Indianapolis... Or London... Or California... Or Arizona... Or Japan.
What gives? How can the same dinosaur be in so many places at once?
(Originally posted June 6, 2009) - Dinosaur fossils are fragile pieces of the puzzle of Earth's history. When we do find them (and it is tough - even if you know where to look) they are often broken up or missing pieces. Even STAN was missing about 30% of his skeleton when he was discovered. How do scientists bring them back for us to view in museums around the world?
We make copies! (or Casts, as we call them!) It's okay, because if scientists didn't do that, the whole world would only have about 3 or 4 complete T. rex skeletons altogether (and a ton of spare parts!)