The American Museum of Natural History is the first stop any dinosaur fan must make in NYC. Families can take the elevator up to the fourth floor for a self-guided tour through one of the largest dinosaur fossil collections in the world. Marvel at a 65-million-year-old Triceratops in the Hall of Ornithischian Dinosaurs and then say hello to the powerful Tyrannosaurus rex (and its four-foot-long jaw!) and see a Barosaurus rearing up to protect its child from an Allosaurus in the Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs. In 2016, the museum unveiled a 122-foot-long cast made of a Titanosaur skeleton in a new permanent exhibition in the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Orientation Center. This beast is so large, it couldn’t be contained in just one room! If fans of the museum’s iconic big blue whale are in your midst, they might not be keen to find out this guy is about 30 feet longer than the aquatic mammal. Be sure to win by the Discovery Room where to examine real fossils, unearth an Oviraptor nest and assemble the skeleton of a 14-foot-long Prestosuchus.
Fun, realistic dinosaur activities might just convince you that these carnivorous creatures are far from extinct.
Pint-sized paleontologists will swoon over the American Museum of Natural History's new exhibit, "T. rex: The Ultimate Predator" and anxiously await a ride on the forthcoming Dinosaur Safari at the Bronx Zoo (open April 19). Our go-to family attractions offer great things to do with kids who cannot get enough of these prehistoric creatures.
From exhibitions and attractions to zoos and movies, NYC's best dinosaur activities make for a dino-mite outing. While you're out with the family, don't forget to explore cool outdoor activities for kids that T. rex himself would love.