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June 22, 2021
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Carnegie Museum of Natural History
CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY EXTENDS DINOSAUR ARMOR BY POPULAR DEMAND
World Premiere Exhibition to Run Four Additional Weeks through July 31, 2021
Carnegie Museum of Natural History (CMNH) announces the extension of its world premiere exhibition Dinosaur Armor through July 31, 2021. Dinosaur Armor combines the artistry of Gaston Design with the scientific expertise of CMNH researchers to create an immersive exhibition featuring armored dinosaurs, prehistoric invertebrates, fish, reptiles, and mammals. Dinosaur Armor, which premiered on June 29, 2020, when the museum re-opened after COVID-19-mandated closure, is among the museum’s best-attended special exhibitions to date.
Dinosaur Armor demonstrates that sometimes the best offense is a good defense. For millions of years, the drive to survive has triggered the evolutions of unique, extreme, and sometimes bizarre body structures. The exhibition brings examples of these extraordinary adaptations to life, from the 14-inch spikes that lined the backs of ankylosaurs to the clubbed tails of two-ton prehistoric armadillo-like creatures to body armor innovated by humans.
The museum offers the extension in response to visitors’ enthusiastic reactions to Dinosaur Armor:
“I really hope I can go see the exhibit a second time before July! It’s such an awesome exhibit.”
“I love it!”
“This exhibition is amazing. We learned so much!”
“Excellent composition and presentation!”
Dinosaur Armor costs $5 for adults and $3 for members, children, students, and seniors (in addition to general admission). The museum encourages all visitors to reserve timed tickets in advance by visiting carnegiemnh.org/buy-tickets. Dinosaur Armor is presented by Gaston Design, Inc and Carnegie Museum of Natural History, supported by Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School, and sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Baierl Subaru.
Updated COVID-19 safety guidelines are available at carnegiemnh.org/visitor-information.