Dinosaurs: Fossils Exposed has Roared into Scott Family Amazeum

November 10, 2015

Dinosaurs have roared into Scott Family Amazeum in Bentonville.

Dinosaurs: Fossils Exposed explores the bones and fossils belonging to the giant creatures that once roamed the Earth. Visitors can view and even touch six full dinosaur skeletal molds including a Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus Rex and Velociraptor. There are additional molds of skulls, arms, legs, eggs, footprints and a 6-foot-1 Apatosaurus femur. Visitors will use paleontology tools to unearth dinosaur bones in the dig box.

“We’re excited that there are opportunities for families to literally dig around,” said Erik Smith, director of exhibits at the Scott Family Amazeum. “This exhibit is packed with information and will definitely shed a light on dinosaur fossils. Guest will be able to get close to the fossil molds and really see the details.”

Dinosaurs: Fossils Exposed was developed by the Arkansas Discovery Network, a unique six-museum partnership, of which Scott Family Amazeum is a member.

"Often, with dinosaur exhibits, the crucial background information is overshadowed by the shear majesty of these massive animals," said Kathleen Lawson, Arkansas Discovery Network Director. "But Dinosaurs: Fossils Exposed will educate and excite visitors while dispelling common misconceptions."

Dinosaurs: Fossils Exposed is made possible by sponsorship from Smile Shoppe Pediatric Dentistry and additional support from A.W. Bravis and Omaha Children’s Museum. The exhibit will remain at Scott Family Amazeum through March 2016. For information, visit our website at amazeum.org or facebook.com/amazeum.

About the Scott Family Amazeum
The Scott Family Amazeum is a hands-on, interactive museum for children and families in Northwest Arkansas. The nearly 50,000-square-foot space, located at the intersection of J Street and Museum Way in Bentonville, engages the imagination of children and their families through hands-on activities and interactive exhibits. Experiences include a climbable tree canopy, indoor cave, an art studio, and more. Exhibitions extend to the museum grounds where approximately one acre of land provides the background for more learning and fun. The Amazeum also features indoor and outdoor event space. For additional information about the museum, visit amazeum.org or facebook.com/amazeum.