New Mexico Museum Of Natural History & Science Hatches ‘Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs And Babies’ Online Exhibition

Baby Protoceratops at Tiny Titans Dinosaur Eggs and Babies exhibit at NMMNHS. Courtesy/NMMNHS 

NMMNHS News:

ALBUQUERQUE — A new online exhibit has emerged from a popular installation currently on view at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS).

Visitors to the museum’s website can now take a virtual tour of the in-person exhibition “Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies”, which boasts New Mexico’s young dinosaurs from the late Cretaceous period, such as the Bisti Beast, Pentaceratops, and Parasaurolophus, includes unique fossils, and addresses how dinosaurs gave birth and raised their young.

“Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies” features fossils from the museum’s own collections as well as illustrations and sculptures created by many well-known forensic artists.

Included in the online version of this temporary exhibition are high resolution images of art, models, and fossils, as well as explanations from NMMNHS curator of paleontology Thomas Williamson, Ph.D. Visitors can also watch videos of Spike the Pentaceratops and Bella the animatronic Bisti Beast, and hear what a Parasaurolophus might have sounded like. Text of the virtual exhibit is provided in both English and Spanish.

The virtual exhibition can be found at http://nmnaturalhistory.org/exhibits/online-exhibits/virtual-tour-tiny-titans. Activity worksheets to complement the “Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies” exhibit are available for download on the NMMNHS website.

“Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies” will be available for viewing at NMMNHS at least through Summer 2021. When visiting the museum in person, online ticketing is strongly encouraged in order to facilitate an efficient entrance into the museum and minimize face-to-face contact. Availability is limited. Timed-entry online tickets, with the final entrance of the day at 3 p.m., should be ordered in advance to decrease wait time to enter the museum. No more than five tickets may be purchased at one time. To purchase tickets online, visit the NMMNHS website.

About the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science 

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, under the leadership of the Board of Trustees of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. Programs and exhibits are generously supported by the New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation, through the generous support of donors. Established in 1986, the mission of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is to preserve and interpret the distinctive natural and scientific heritage of our state through extraordinary collections, research, exhibits, and programs designed to ignite a passion for lifelong learning. The NMMNHS offers exhibitions, programs, and workshops in Geoscience, including Paleontology and Mineralogy, Bioscience, and Space Science. It is the Southwest’s largest repository for fossils and includes a Planetarium and a large format 3D DynaTheater.

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