Hall Of Saurischian Dinosaurs – Our Family Adventure At American Museum Of Natural History Part 2
Come and explore with me! My family and I went to the American Museum Of Natural History in New York City a month ago. This is the part 2 continuation of our family adventure. You can peak on the part 1 adventure here: Barosaurus Defends Her Young and as for this adventure, let me take you to “The Hall Of Saurischian Dinosaurs”. As for scientific terms, Saurischian comes from the Greek words: sauros meaning ‘lizard’ and ischion meaning ‘hip joint’. Saurischian is one of the two classifications of Dinosaurs while the other one is called Orthinischians. I will discuss the other in the part 3 of this adventure. The Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs of this museum displays two amazing and terrifying fossils in the whole world, the Tyrannosaurus rex and Apatosaurus (formerly known as Brontosaurus). They are so huge and the fact that they are modeled from real fossils is just fantastic to behold.
This is the entrance to the Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs, fourth floor at AMNH. There are lots of people coming in and out. I am just glad that people are not packed inside compared to lining up to get to the elevators.
These are the Dinosaur fossils enclosed in thick glass protection. They are a collection of Coelurosaurus, about human sized tall.
My two kids had some of their time staring at the dinosaurs and telling us that they are Dinosaurs. They are too young to know about it and they enjoyed our tour. It is mostly me and my husband who learned a lot. (Laughs)
Oh, don’t forget to bring your umbrollers. They come in handy when kids get tired.
One of the fossil heads found and classified as Allosarus, a carnivore dinosaur.
Another dinosaur called Struthiomimus, an ostrich like dinosaur.
This Allosaurus looks friendly to me. (Actually it isn’t, it is one of those meanest Dino raptors.)
This is one of the huge Fossils in this Hall, the Apatosaurus, herbivore type of Saurischian dinosaur.
This is the other huge fossil in this hall, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, Carnivore type of Saurischian dinosaur.
These fossils you can see at one section in the fourth floor only. There are many halls in this floor alone. I suggest that when you visit there, take one floor a day or half a day only so you won’t feel too overwhelmed and you have time to digest the information of these world’s amazing specimens.
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