Dinosaurs - The Lost World

Dinosaurs - The Lost World Brings the Cretaceous to Cranbrook!

Summer roars into Cranbrook Institute of Science when the Dinosaurs - The Lost World opens to the public on July 12. Taking the visitor back to the Late Cretaceous Period between 90 and 66 million years ago, The Lost World includes more than 60 life-sized mounts of research quality casts and real skeletons, five types of fossil eggs, skin impressions, plants, and invertebrates displayed in three galleries covering over 6,000 square feet. The Lost World reveals the incredible diversity of dinosaurs, pterosaurs, and marine reptiles of western North America and includes several recently discovered species never before exhibited in Michigan.

Highlights of The Lost World include:

  • A group of exciting new dinosaurs from southern Utah including the ornate ceratopsian Kosmoceratops with 15 horns on its head and frill-the most elaborate of any known dinosaur
  • A hunting party of the newly described tyrannosaur Teratophoneus being ambushed by Deinosuchus a 30 foot-long crocodile
  • A children’s learning and activity area with excavation activities focusing on the work of  paleontologists and geologists
  • A 36 foot-long molded track way of four dinosaurs and traces of other contemporary animals
  • A four- by eight-foot slab of sandstone loaded with actual fossil bones including numerous Edmontosaurus and T. rex bones and teeth
  • A complementary planetarium program, Dinosaurs @ Dusk, takes viewers back in time to meet the pterosaurs and ancestors of modern-day birds: the feathered dinosaurs.

The Lost World was developed by Cranbrook Institute of Science in collaboration with John and Jack Hankla, collectors who have assembled one of the world’s most significant private fossil collections, The Hankla Collection.  A related lecture series will be offered during the run of the exhibition which is free with admission through June 29, 2014

The Lost World is presented by TruVista Wealth Advisors, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial, and supported by ITC, DENSO, and Meadowbrook Insurance Group.

Cranbrook Institute of Science is located at 39221 Woodward Avenue in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and is open through Labor Day Mon.-Sat 10am-5pm, with extended hours on Fri. and Sat. until 10pm, and Noon-4pm on Sun.  Closed Mondays Labor Day through Memorial Day. Museum admission is $13 adults, $9.50 children 2-12 and senior citizens (65+); children under 2 and Members admitted free. Fri. and Sat. evening admission after 5pm, $6.50 Adults, $5.50 children ages 2-12 and seniors 65+, children under 2 and Members are free.  Courtesy of MASCO Corporation Foundation, admission after 5pm is FREE the first Friday of each month.  Planetarium and bat program tickets are $5 general admission; $5 for CIS and OBC members; $1 for children under 2. Non-members must also pay museum admission. For more information about becoming a member of Cranbrook Institute of Science call 248 645.3200 or visit http://science.cranbrook.edu.

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