Dinosaurs Revealed Pacific Northwest Premiere Exhibition to Open March 20 at OMSI

Exhibition Will Educate, Fascinate, and Excite Imaginations of Every Age
03/02/2021

PORTLAND, Ore. - Journey more than 250 million years back in time at Dinosaurs Revealed, the latest world-class exhibit to open March 20 at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI). Making its Pacific Northwest premiere, the exhibit blends stunning, lifelike and life-size animatronic dinosaurs (26 in all) and full dinosaur skeletons.

Guests are invited to embark on an epic adventure of prehistoric discovery by learning about dinosaurs from world-famous geologic dig sites across what is now North America. They’ll travel through different periods in Earth’s history, learning about the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous Periods in detail. 

“Even as science refines what we know about dinosaurs, there is so much more yet to discover, which is what makes this such a terrific exhibit. The immersive experience of Dinosaurs Revealed has something for everyone, including school groups, history buffs, armchair explorers, and outdoor enthusiasts,” said Erin Graham, OMSI president and CEO. “As we think about raising awareness of crucial scientific topics, I appreciate how well this exhibit tells the story of climate change in a tangible, accessible way. It’s fascinating to see how changes in the Earth’s climate over the millennia directly impacted plants, animals, and dinosaurs.” 

Examining North America through the various geologic epochs, the exhibit explores how Earth’s geography, environment, and the climate changed through those periods. Guests will learn how and why dinosaurs—as well as other animals and plants—adapted, changed, and evolved as a result of the world in which they lived. 

Dinosaurs Revealed is unique in that it highlights dinosaurs found in what is now North America and draws connections between the land shown in the exhibit and modern dig sites. Visitors will be able to see current dig sites that are studying fossils across North America, and the work it takes to reveal and recover fossilized remains.

The exhibit provides thought-provoking, new insights regarding the latest dinosaur discoveries—how they moved, what they actually looked like and the sounds they made—and how these amazing, prehistoric creatures ruled our planet for approximately 150 million years. 

Dinosaurs Revealed opens at OMSI on March 20 and will be on view through Sept 6. Guests can purchase tickets online at omsi.edu, via phone at 503.797.4000, or in person at the museum. Exhibit admissions are currently limited to 25% of regular capacity with staggered entry times, which is why it is strongly recommended that visitors purchase tickets online prior to their visit.

The touring exhibition, ‘Dinosaurs Revealed,’ was produced by Union Station Kansas City and is toured internationally by Flying Fish.

Tickets & Pricing
Member Price: Free for OMSI Members
General Admission: Adult: $12, Youth (ages 3-13) $10, Senior (age 63+) $8

Museum Hours of Operation
Tuesday–Sunday: 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Monday: Closed, with the exception of Portland Public School holidays 
Summer Hours (starts June 12)
Sunday - Saturday: 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
 
About OMSI
Founded in 1944, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is one of the nation’s leading science museums, a world-class tourist attraction, and an award-winning educational resource for the kid in each of us. OMSI operates the largest museum-based outdoor science education program in the country and provides traveling and community outreach programs that bring science learning opportunities to schools and community organizations in every county in Oregon and throughout the region. OMSI is located at 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214. For general information, call 503.797.4000 or visit omsi.edu.