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Expedition: Dinosaur, Rise of the Mammals

World Premiere of this special exhibition
Now through Sept. 6

Experience jaw-dropping, life-sized animatronic dinosaurs and step into the shoes of the explorers and scientists who study them! Expedition: Dinosaur, Rise of the Mammals is a turn back in time to the Cretaceous Period 66 million years ago. 

Life-sized, animatronic dinosaurs!

Explore the world of dinosaurs like never before. Walk alongside the T-rex and other life-sized dinos. See just how quickly the Earth changed once the asteroid hit. Journey through the Cretaceous Period and witness the rise of the mammals who survived the asteroid event.

Life-size Animatronic Dinos

Experience full motion, life-like animatronic dinosaurs, including:

  • Tyrannosaurus Rex
  • Torosaurus
  • Dakotaraptor
  • And many more

Dinosaur Dig

Use your budding archeology skills to extract dinosaur bones from the earth

The Extinction Event

See just how quickly the earth changed once the asteroid hit! Tsunamis, Earthquakes rocked the world.

Tools from the Field

Explore all the instruments needed to find and recover dinosaur fossils

Interactive Fossil Scanner

Discover more about dinosaur fossils when you put them through the interactive dino scanner.

Ticket Details

  • Ticket price: $14.95, ages 3 and up
  • Tickets must be reserved for a specific date and time. Reservations are highly encouraged. Tickets may be purchased upon arrival based upon availability.
  • This admission ticket includes access to the permanent exhibit spaces in Da Vinci Science Center. 
  • Da Vinci Science Center & ASTC Members:  A valid membership ID and photo ID must be presented upon arrival in order to enter. Due to capacity limitations, advance reservations are highly recommended. We cannot guarantee tickets will be available without a reservation.

Tickets available now!

Health & Safety Information

Subject to change based upon public health guidance.

Face Coverings that cover the nose and mouth are required for all visitors ages 3 and up.

Limited daily capacity and timed ticketing. To avoid overcrowding, visitors must reserve tickets for a specific date and time. Reservations are highly encouraged. Tickets may be purchased upon arrival based on availability.

Social distancing. Please practice social distancing during your visit.

Dino Fun Facts & Resources

Did you know…

  • Dinosaur fossils have been found on all seven continents!
  • Paleontologists are like detectives who examine the evidence that extinct animals left behind. Those clues to what dinosaurs were like are found in fossils—the ancient remains of an organism, such as teeth, bone, or shell—or evidence of animal activity, such as footprints and trackways.
  • The age of Dinosaurs never ended! Instead, a group of dinosaurs gave rise to a new, small airborne form: birds.
  • Recent evidence shows that all dinosaurs, even the T-Rex, may have had feathers!

Additional Resources

  • T-Rex: The Ultimate Predator (American Museum of Natural History)
    This page includes free downloadable educator guides, activity sets, and worksheets.
  • Paleontology for Kids (American Museum of Natural History)
    This webpage is FULL of games, stories, videos, and hands-on activities for you to try at home with your kids.

Expedition: Dinosaur, Rise of the Mammals® was created by Stage Nine Design and is distributed by Exhibits Development Group.

Expedition: Dinosaur, Rise of the Mammals® is sponsored by Lehigh County with support from PPL.


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