Reopening March 21, 2015
Located at 400 College Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone: (717) 291-3941

Dinosaur Prophecy

Recommended for ages 8-13 (Grades 3-8)

Length: Approx. 21 minutes


    Before their massive extinction, 65 million years ago, many dinosaur species simply disappeared. Visit dinosaur graveyards, study their bones, and reconstruct how dinosaurs lived and died to solve four cold cases from the age of the dinosaurs. Viewers discover the lives of multiple species of dinosaurs, from theCoelophysis of 205 million years ago to the Allosaurus and Diplodocus of the mid-Jurassic period.Viewers will also see the feathered Sinornithosaurus of China and the T. rexand Triceratops that survived and thrived until the final extinction of all dinosaurs 65 million years ago.


                                                                                                            View Trailer: 

 Trailer created by Dylan Adler, Franklin and Marshall College '14  


The planetarium show The Dinosaur Prophecy is a co-production of the Rice Space Institute and the Houston Museum of Natural Science, funded by NASA's Office of Earth Science under the "Immersive Earth" project, NASA cooperative agreement NCC5-316. Other production partners include Home Run Pictures and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

The North Museum of Natural History and Science is committed to continued education of students. This show focuses on the following Pennsylvania Educational Standards:

The following standards have been covered:

3.3.7A3 - physical evidence, such as fossils and surface features of glaciation support theories that the Earth has evolved over geologic time.

3.3.12 A3 - Describe the absolute and relative dating methods used to measure geologic time, such as index fossils, radioactive dating, law ofsuperposition, and crosscutting relationships.

3.3.5 A3 - Explain how geological processes observed today such as erosion, movement of lithosphere plates and changes in the composition of the atmosphere of the atmosphere are similar to those in the past.

Resources Script: Click Here