Montshire building, grounds & trails closed Read More
In the interest of public health, the Montshire’s building, grounds, and trails are temporarily closed until further notice.
This summer, prepare for an exciting season of special events and programs when dinosaurs take over the Montshire Museum of Science. During the Summer of Dinosaurs, the Montshire will offer an exciting opportunity to explore the lives of dinosaurs, big and small. Enjoy hands-on exhibits about dinosaur eggs and babies, dramatic dinosaur fossil specimens, and a series of events and programs for all ages.
See the Amazing Allosauruses, featuring a life-sized adult (23 feet long!) and a juvenile Allosaurus, in the Montshire’s main atrium gallery. These carnivorous theropod dinosaurs lived 155 to 145 million years ago during the late Jurassic period. During this time, they were the largest predators, placing them at the top of the dinosaur food chain!
In the second floor, visitors can catch a rare and exciting glimpse at the lives of dinosaurs through their eggs, nests, and embryos in Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies. Sponsored by GEOKON, this remarkable handson exhibition offers an astounding array of authentic dinosaur eggs and nests collected from all over the globe—including those of each of the major plant and meat-eating dinosaur groups.
A captivating experience for all ages, Tiny Titans invites visitors to touch real dinosaur bones and reconstructed nests, dig for eggs, experience hands-on exploration stations, and view animated video presentations featuring wellknown dinosaur experts. Each science-rich section is enhanced with exciting life-like models of embryos and hatchlings, colorful illustrations of dinosaur family life, and stunning photographs of some of the world’s most renowned dinosaur scientists and their discoveries.
Outside the Museum, observe a variety of greenery at the Prehistoric Plant Life exhibit, and learn about the origins of current-day plant species.
Explore the Summer of Dinosaurs and discover the science behind these phenomenal creatures that once roamed the earth!