The following list of museums in the United States that have significant permanent full-size dinosaur displays. A short description of some of the displays (according to genus name) is included for each. Check the museum’s internet websites for exact location, admission fees and other current details. The following is partial list.
1. Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – In 2005 the Carnegie Museum closed their old Dinosaur Hall, dismantled, and reconstructed, their skeletal displays of Diplodocus, Apatosaurus,Allosaurus, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Corythosaurus and Tyrannosaurus to postures more in line with current thought. The new exhibit is called “Dinosaurs in Their Time”. There is a full size Diplodocus statue outside the museum.
2. Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – The 200 year old museum of this institution has dinosaur skeletal reconstructions on display of Tyrannosaurus, Avaceratops, Chasmosaurus, Corythosaurus, Deinnonychus, Pachycephalosaurus, and Tenontosaurus.
3. National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. – Skeletal dinosaur reconstructions of all the “favorites” like Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus Diplodocus, Allosaurus and Stegosaurus are on display here.
4. American Museum of Natural History in New York City, New York – This huge museum has a Hall of Ornithischian Dinosaurs and a Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs. In the Ornithischian hall are reconstructions of Corythosaurus, Anatotitan, Stegosaurus, and Triceratops. The Saurischian hall features reconstructions of Allosaurus, Apatosaurus, Deinonychus, Barosaurus, Coelophysis, and Tyrannosaurus.
5. Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois – There are a number of excellent skeletal reconstructions on display at the Field Museum including Brachiosaurus, Deinonychus, Daspletosaurus, Parasaurolophus and Stegosaurus. The museum with the help of some organizations, such as Walt Disney World paid 8.4 million for the fossil remains of the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus skeleton found so far. Named Sue, this dinosaur skeletal reconstruction is a centerpiece for the museum.
6. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County in Los Angeles, California – In the Dinosaur Hall of this museum can be seen skeletal reconstructions of Allosaurus, Triceratops, Stegosaurus, Tyrannosaurus and Camptosaurus.
7, Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado – In the Quarry Exhibit Hall are a few dinosaur specimens including a mounted Allosaurus, However, the biggest attraction is the world-famous Carnegie Dinosaur rockwall where the bones of Allosaurus, Apatosaurus, Camarasaurus, Diplodocus, Stegosaurus, and others are displayed as partially excavated from the sandstone.
8. Museum of Rockies in Bozeman, Montana – The Museum of the Rockies is world-renowned for its large collection of dinosaur fossils. However, the dinosaur exhibit hall emphasizes Tyrannosaurus and Triceratops fossils with an impressive collection of skulls for these on display. There is a full-size bronze cast of a Tyrannosaurus skeleton outside the museum entrance.
9. Houston Museum of Natural Science in Houston, Texas – There are a large number of skeletal mounts here including Gorgosaurus, Tyrannosaurus, Diplodocus, Stegosaurus, Edmontosaurus, Triceratops, Deinonychus, and Acrocanthosaurus.
10. Fort Worth Museum of Science and History in Fort worth, Texas – At this museum can be found information on the state dinosaur of Texas named Paluxysaurus and a skeleton of Tenontosaurus.
11. Wyoming Dinosaur Center in Thermopolis, Wyoming – This large dinosaur museum has skeletal reconstructions of Allosaurus, Supersaurus, Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus, Othniela, Bambiraptor, Zuniceratops, Albertaceratops, Gastonia, Mymoorapelta, and Maisaura.
12. Glendive Dinosaur and Fossil Museum in Glendive, Montana – This museum presents its displays in the context of a biblical Creationist perspective. It is the largest dinosaur museum in North America that interprets the rock record in this manner and has skeletal reconstructions of Acrocanthosaurus, Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus, Stegosaurus, Dromaeosaurus, and Pachycephalosaurus.There is a Tyrannosaurus replica from its arms up sticking out from the building near its entrance.
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