28 Oct 2017 - 28 Jan 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm
Horns, Spikes, Quills and Feathers.
The Secret is in the Skin!
Research suggests that many of these amazing beasts were covered with all kinds of spikes, quills, horns and feathers, many with brilliant colours. Learn more at DINOSAUR rEVOLUTION, a new exhibition at Newcastle Museum. Lifelike animatronic dinosaurs, fossils and more!
Not long ago, our knowledge of dinosaurs was based almost completely on the assumptions we made from their internal body structure. Bones and possible muscle and tendon attachments were what scientists used mostly for reconstructing their anatomy. The rest, including the colours, were left to the imagination… and needless to say the skins were lizard-like and the colours grey, green and brown prevailed.
We are breaking the mould with this DINOSAUR rEVOLUTION!
Thanks to new research we are now able to get a glimpse of the true, bizarre and complex nature of the evolution of the Dinosauria.
Numerous dinosaurs and fossils are well represented and spectacularly mounted in this exhibition. The exhibits are backed with images and murals of the dinosaur species, fully fleshed, feathered and restored in living and breathing colours.