Starting Monday, Climb Inside a Dinosaur Nest at the American Museum of Natural History

This tyrannosaur, a cousin of the T-Rex, is both ferocious and covered in proto-feathers, scientists said.
This tyrannosaur, a cousin of the T-Rex, is both ferocious and covered in proto-feathers, scientists said.
Photo: DNAinfo

Dinosaurs Among Us is a new exhibit opening up soon at the American Museum of Natural History that will highlight the continuities between living dinosaurs (read: birds) and their extinct ancestors.

The evolution of life on Earth is full of amazing episodes. But one story that really captures the imagination is the transition from the familiar, charismatic dinosaurs that dominated the planet for around 170 million years into a new, small, airborne form: birds. The Museum’s new exhibition, “Dinosaurs Among Us,” explores the continuities between living dinosaurs—birds—and their extinct ancestors, showcasing remarkable new evidence for what scientists now call one of the best-documented evolutionary transitions in the history of life.

Catch the exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History starting this Monday, March 21st.

via DNAinfo

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