Dinosaurs haven’t roamed the earth for 65 million years, so how do we know what they looked like? Based on found fossils, artists and scientists collaborated to figure it out.
Museum visitors can catch this intriguing display, which features a 25-foot-long resin cast of Haddy, the beloved dinosaur whose bones serve as one of the museum’s most popular attractions. Haddy’s remains were originally discovered in 1858 in Haddonfield, New Jersey. Ten years later, ANSP became the first place in the world where the public could go to see dinosaur fossils.
The backdrop of the entire exhibit will be a massive drawing of what we assume Haddy looked like during prehistoric times.
On November 1, paleoartist (and ANSP Dinosaur Hall manager) Jason Poole will use colorful chalk to recreate the famous duck-billed, plant-eating beast on a giant chalkboard. Museum visitors are invited to watch him bring the beloved skeleton to life – figuratively, not literally.
The exhibit will also feature a touchable copy of a dinosaur skin impression, a time-lapse video of Poole performing a similar project in 2013, and a chronicle of the fascinating tale of the dinosaur’s discovery.
Drawn to Dinosaurs will be on view through 2016 and is free with regular museum admission, which is $17.95 for adults and $13.95 for kids ages 3 through 12.