Dinosaur eggs! These fossilized eggs are part of Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s hidden collection in the Section of Vertebrate Paleontology.
For many years, Paleontologists were on an egg hunt that extended way beyond Easter.
Until 1997, scientists did not know much about the way sauropods (herbivore dinosaurs with long necks and tails) reproduced and grew. A fossilized sauropod nesting ground with thousands of dinosaur eggs found in Argentina gave paleontologists answers about how sauropods nested and what baby sauropods looked like and how they grew.
Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s Dinosaurs in Their Time features a sauropod egg and the reconstructed skeleton of a baby Apatosaurus, originally believed to be a different type of dinosaur entirely.