2012 – Houston Museum of Natural Science unveils new Hall of Paleontology
On this day in dinosaurs, the Houston Museum of Natural Science opened its new dinosaur hall opened to much fanfare. At a price tag of $85 million, the Morian Hall of Paleontology aims to take visitors on a prehistoric safari. The museum sought the expertise of world-renowned paleontologist Robert Bakker to create the experience of a journey through geologic time.
The 30,000 square foot hall features theatrically posed fossil specimens, many attacking prey or evading predators themselves. As one of the most comprehensive and dynamic prehistoric displays in the U.S., the Houston Museum’s collection of dinosaurs has become a favorite among dinophiles of all ages.