Dawn of the Dinosaurs
On long-term display at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
Dawn of the Dinosaurs, is the only exhibition in North America dedicated exclusively to the flora and fauna of the Triassic.
Here, visitors can discover Coelophysis, New Mexico's state fossil and one of the very first dinosaurs. The last of the giant amphibians and some of the terrors of the Triassic—a 12-foot long predatory erythrosuchian and the crocodile-like phytosaurs—are also featured. This highly interactive exhibit allows visitors to explore fossil evidence like scientists.
Also on exhibit at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
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Featured DCA Exhibitions
The Naturalist Center is a hands-on educational exhibition where visitors of all ages can learn about the natural world of New Mexico.
The process of extracting dinosaur fossils from the rock matrix that has encased them for millions of years is featured in the FossilWorks exhibit at the Museum.
No Idle Hands examines a style of woodworking from the late 19th and early 20th centuries that made use of discarded cigar boxes and fruit crates notched and layered to make a variety of domestic objects.