“Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies”
January 23, 2016 – May 1, 2016
Take a rare and exciting look at the life of dinosaurs through their eggs, nests, and embryos!
This remarkable hands-on exhibition includes more than 50 authentic dinosaur eggs and nests collected from all over the globe – including those of each of the major plant and meat-eating dinosaur groups.
A captivating experience for all ages, “Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies”, invites visitors to touch a real dinosaur bone, dig for eggs, experience hands-on exploration stations, and view animated video presentations featuring well-known dinosaur experts!
Each science-rich section is enhanced with exciting life-like models of embryos and hatchlings, colorful illustrations of dinosaur family life, and stunning photographs of some of the world’s most renowned dinosaur hunters and their discoveries.
Although dinosaur eggs were first identified in the 1920’s, their scientific significance was not fully appreciated until the end of the 20th century. Today, dinosaur eggs are recognized for their enormous scientific value and for offering fascinating details and fresh insights into the behavior, growth and evolution of dinosaurs.
This exhibit presents new discoveries about dinosaur reproduction and behavior and introduces some of the fascinating people and science behind these discoveries. This multi-media experience helps give credence to long debated theories that dinosaurs and birds are closely related.
Louie Psihoyos: An Egg from Fossil-rich Mongolia
This egg is one of hundreds found at Flaming Cliffs in southern Mongolia, one of the richest fossil hunting regions in the world. Click here.
Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies, which is one of the exhibits in the “Hatching the Past” series, was developed by Charlie and Florence Magovern of The Stone Company, Boulder, Colorado in association with the Harvard Museum of Natural History. The Magoverns gained national recognition when their work was featured as the cover story in the May 1996 issue of National Geographic Magazine. The exhibit is sponsored locally by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation, Feild Co-Operative Assoc., Inc., Sanderson Farms, W.A. Taylor Foundation, The Chisholm Foundation, Trustmark Bank, The Walker Foundation, and other generous sponsors.