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Antarctic Dinosaurs

October 9, 2021 – January 2, 2022

Embark on an adventure to uncover never-before-seen dinosaur fossils from one of the most isolated environments on Earth. Antarctic Dinosaurs is an immersive experience, transporting visitors back 200 million years to discover what life was like in Antarctica.   

Antarctic Dinosaurs guides visitors through what was once a lush, thriving continent. Discover fossils from four Antarctic dinosaur species, including the 25-foot long Cryolophosaurus, and get hands-on experience with real tools to learn how paleontologists carefully extracted fossils from the now frozen landscape.  

Not only will visitors experience life in prehistoric Antarctica, they’ll also gain an understanding of the tough working conditions for the scientists who visit the vast continent today and learn how research of these fossils sheds new light on our planet’s ever-changing climate and geology. 

Presented in English and Spanish.

See the companion movie, Dinosaurs of Antarctica (separate ticket purchase required). 

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Cost: Included with general admission and CityPASS. Members FREE.

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Exhibit Highlights

  • See artifacts from early Antarctic expeditions, including Captain Robert Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova.
  • Take a virtual ride in a replica LC-130 aircraft as you fly over Antarctica, and watch as the team excavates fossils and prepares them back at the lab.
  • Meet four new species of dinosaur, all discovered within the last 30 years.
  • See the companion movie, Dinosaurs of Antarctica (separate ticket purchase required).
  • Exhibit is presented in English and Spanish.

Sponsored locally by
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Antarctic Dinosaurs was developed by the Field Museum, Chicago in partnership with the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Discovery Place –Charlotte, NC, and the Natural History Museum of Utah. Generous support was provided by the Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Fund.

HOLIDAY HOURS: Fernbank will be closed Thursday, November 25 and Saturday, December 25. The museum will be open daily 10am – 5pm the rest of the holiday season.