You know, the Dinosaur one
T. Boone Pickens
Life Then and Now Hall
Brain Juice Focus
Towering dinosaurs, rare fossils, and virtual paleo-habitats are just a few of the awe-inspiring discoveries you'll make inside the T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall. Study everything from ancient animal bones and rare fossils to the bodies and behaviors of modern-day animals, and get an up-close-and-personal look into dinosaur life.
New Paleo Lab
Be among the first to see our brand new Paleo Lab, where you can get real-time views of the dynamic dinosaur research being done at the Museum as our paleontologists and preparators process fossils fresh from the field. At this glass-encased permanent exhibit, you may just get to see the unearthing of a new prehistoric species!
Towering atop the Paleo Lab is the only full-body reconstruction of Nanuqsaurus hoglundi in the world. This species was discovered by our chief curator and VP of collections and research, Dr. Anthony Fiorillo, and unearthed in our very own lab.
Life Then and Now Hall Scavenger Hunt
- Find the first mounted dinosaur skeleton in the state of Texas (hint, it's called a Tenontosaurus)
- Find the Tylosaurus and the Protostega — both were found by kids on the shores of Lake Ray Hubbard.
- See if you can find the replica Frenelopsis tree: During the construction and installation of dinosaurs in the hall, real live birds flew in the building and actually landed on it!