In Residence:  January 22 through May 29, 2022.

Dinosaurs went extinct 66 million years ago, but LICM is bringing them back to life for your exploration with the arrival of the Age of the Dinosaurs.  Experience animatronic prehistoric creatures that look, move and make sounds as they did when they roamed the earth.  

What you’ll do:

  • Operate an animatronic T. rex using a remote control
  • Hear two Protoceratops in Asia roar in joy while their eggs hatch.
  • Discover fossils while digging through the sand 
  • Watch a long-necked Apatosaurus and long-frilled Chasmosaurus roaming North America with their young. 
  • Gaze up at the prehistoric sky king, Pteranodon, soaring over a leisurely Stegosaurus looking for plants to eat. 
  • Hear dinos roar, bellow and growl
A robotic skeletal T.rex made from sheets of metal on a platform.

Explore the inner workings of the animatronic dinosaurs as you move various parts of a 500 pound T. rex.

The Foot Bone’s Connected to …

Your exploration of dinosaurs begins in the Museum’s lobby where you’ll see a cast model of a juvenile Apatosaurus fossil found almost 100 years ago in Oklahoma.  Paleontologist Michael D’Emic, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Biology, Adelphi University), research assistant Steve Finch and LICM STEM Initiatives Program Director Claire D’Emic have assembled more than 400 pieces to create the three feet tall and 10-foot long dinosaur display.  

Various casts of the bones in the back foot of a juvenile Apotosaurus identifed with scientific names.

Bone casts that were assembled to make up the back foot of the Apatosaurus were donated by The Sam Noble Museum at the University of Oklahoma.

Make & Meet

Join LICM for free public programs to complement the exhibit experience:

  • Age of Dinosaurs Opening Weekend (Saturday, January 22 and Sunday, January 23 from noon-2 p.m.) - create Pterodactyl flyers, make a hatching baby dinosaur and mold a clay fossil impression to take home.
  • Dining Dinos (Saturday, January 29 and Sunday, February 27 from noon to 2 p.m.) - create your own hungry dinosaur with a movable mandible. 
  • Jurassic Jars (Sunday, February 13 from noon to 2 p.m.) - make a light-up jar with a prehistoric landscape, complete with some very special dinosaur friends.
  • Fascinating Fossil (Sunday, February 20 from noon to 2 p.m.) – mold a clay fossil impression.
  • Over the Top Triceratops Puppet (Monday, February 21 through Friday, February 25 from noon to 2 p.m.) – design your own hand puppet of this most recognizable dinosaur, complete with its unique frill and three horns.
  • Ponder with a Paleontologist (Saturday, February 26 from noon to 2 p.m.) - Meet paleontologist Dr. Mike D’Emic as he explains his job and why he made a career out of dinosaurs.

Check the Museum’s calendar for additional offerings.

Did you know? 

  • Over 340 genera of dinosaurs have been described. How many do you know?
  • Dinosaur remains have been found on all continents.
  • It took more than six years to excavate, clean and mount the famous Apatosaurus skeleton at the American Museum of Natural History.
Large replica of a stegosaurus surrounded by plastic vegetation.

This Stegosaurus, a plated, spike-tailed dinosaur is shown in its natural habitat foraging for plants to eat.