Edmontosaurus in the Snows
Geologic period: Cretaceous
Edmontosaurus during winter in the area now surrounding Denali National Park, in Alaska.
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Towering dinosaurs, rare fossils and virtual paleo-habitats are just a few of the features that make the T. Boone Pickens Life Then and Now Hall a must-go destination for dinosaur lovers, fossil collectors or just about anyone who has ever wondered what life was like when dinosaurs roamed the Earth.
Inside the 11,000-square-foot exhibition space within the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, you’ll discover awe-inspiring fossil finds like the infamous predator Tyrannosaurus rex or the plant-eating Alamosaurus. You’ll also discover how plants and animals have adapted to changing conditions over the millennia — and you’ll have the chance to introduce beneficial adaptations of your own as you create a virtual animal to do battle in our videogame challenge.
Did you know?
Although the landscape and climate of Cretaceous Alaska was somewhat different from the conditions Alaskans experience today, dinosaurs living in what is now Alaska would have had to contend with a cold and lengthy winter, with snow and very little sunlight for nearly half the year.