The Dinosaurs Are Coming! RAWR!
For those of us who never really quite grew out of our elementary school love for giant prehistoric beasts, this is pretty exciting. The American Museum of Natural History has just announced a new exhibit, starting April 16, called "The World's Largest Dinosaurs." Sauropods, a special group of long-bodied dinosaurs, are the main attraction, and there's a full-sized model of Mamenchisaurus, which has a 30-foot neck and is 11 feet tall. Awesome.
Ellen V. Futter, the President of the American Museum of Natural History, said today: "This exhibition will offer visitors an entirely new perspective on this fascinating group of animals and showcase recent development in our understanding of how some of the largest organisms ever to walk the Earth actually lived."
This announcement comes on the heels of the museum's release of their brand new iPad app, Dinosaurs iPad, which gives you a guided tour of the museum and lets you look at all of the great things that the museum has to offer from the comfort of your own home. Laziness enabling, we "dig" it!
We'll report back when we check out the exhibit, which ends at the beginning of next year, for ourselves in April. We're hoping it looks exactly like this: