Tag Archives: Natural History Museums

Allosaurus Roar Review: Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia is one of America’s oldest large cities, and it has been the home of many American “firsts,” including serving as the first U.S. capital.  Among Philadelphia’s “firsts” are: the first post office, the first public library, the first zoo, and the … Continue reading

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Allosaurus Roar Review: KU Natural History Museum, Lawrence, KS

One of the nation’s top university museums, the KU Natural History Museum at the University of Kansas boasts an almost unparalleled collection of Cretaceous period fish, marine reptiles, and pterosaurs.  In fact, several of the fossils on display are among … Continue reading

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A New Golden Age of Dinosaur Museums

When the movie Jurassic Park hit theaters in the summer of 1993, there was no question that the dinosaur renaissance–that had been coursing through the field of paleontology since the late 1960’s–had now, for the first time, really taken a … Continue reading

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Allosaurus Roar Review: Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, Norman, OK

Like many states in the American west, Oklahoma has been the site of numerous fossil discoveries over the past century.  For many years, the state was known primarily for the discovery of Permian period reptiles and amphibians, but Jurassic and … Continue reading

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Allosaurus Roar’s Fossil of the Month: Parasaurolophus

One of the more unusual dinosaurs is the tube-crested hadrosaur Parasaurolophus.   This large herbivore from the Late Cretaceous period has been beloved in our family since my oldest son decided this was his favorite dinosaur quite a few years … Continue reading

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Coming Soon on Allosaurus Roar!

After a little family vacation to Kansas and Colorado, I am getting ready to write some more museum reviews, etc.  Here is the Allosaurus Roar publishing schedule for the next couple months:

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Allosaurus Roar’s Top 25 Prehistoric Fossil Museums in North America

One year ago today, I started this blog with a list ranking the Top 25 Dinosaur Museums in North America, and now I provide a list ranking the Top 25 Prehistoric Fossil Museums in North America.  Some museums have wonderful … Continue reading

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Allosaurus Roar Review: Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario

Toronto is a very large cosmopolitan city with an almost endless array of things to do. When we visit, one place we like to go is the great Royal Ontario Museum, one of the best places to see dinosaurs and other … Continue reading

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Allosaurus Roar’s Top Dozen Dimetrodon Displays

Dimetrodon is one of the most recognizable and fascinating prehistoric animals, and a favorite of many dinosaur fans who learned early on that despite its frequent inclusion in dinosaur books and toy playsets, Dimetrodon was NOT a dinosaur!

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Allosaurus Roar’s Fossil of the Week, 2/20/17

In typical circumstances, excavating a fossil dinosaur is extremely difficult.  In 1991, paleontologist Dr. William Hammer and his team from Augustana College excavated a large theropod dinosaur from one of the most difficult locations any dinosaur has ever been found–Antarctica, … Continue reading

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