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Dinos A to Z

From Alamosaurus to Zuul, stomp through the alphabet and explore the extraordinary world of dinosaurs with Eli Lilly and Company Extraordinary Scientist-In-Residence Dr. Victoria Egerton. Explore giant long-necked, long-tailed sauropods. Discover incredible beasts the size of modern-day birds. Encounter two-legged theropods. Dr. Egerton will take you on an alphabetized adventure as she shows you dinosaurs from all around the world!

Do you know a dino superfan? Our Dinos A to Z Family Guide was created by our expert child educators and school services team will help take your dino-related conversations up a notch!

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Alamosaurus (AL-a-mo-SOR-rus)

A is for Alamosaurus
Meet Alamosaurus, the giant sauropod that was longer than two and a half school busses and weighed more than five elephants! You might recognize this dinosaur—an Alamosaurus family can be seen bursting out of Dinosphere® at The Children’s Museum!

Bambiraptor (bam-BEE-rap-tor)

B is for Bambiraptor
Say hello to Bambiraptor, a small carnivorous dinosaur that weighed about as much as a chicken! This tiny dinosaur is pretty cute for a dinosaur with sharp teeth. Find out why this cute dinosaur was such an important discovery.

Cryolophosaurus (CRY-oh-loph-oh-SOR-rus)

C is for Cryolophosaurus
Allow us to introduce you to Cryolophosaurus—”cold crested lizard.” Why do you think scientists gave it that name? Dr. Egerton shares the story of this extraordinary creature that was discovered in a place that might surprise you.

Diplodocus (Dip-plod-oh-kus)

D is for Diplodocus
It’s possible that a grown-up Diplodocus could have measured over 100 feet long. That’s as long as a blue whale! Dr. Egerton shares more about this giant beast that’s coming to Giants of the Jurassic™ inside Dinosphere® at The Children’s Museum.

Edmontosaurus (ED-mont-oh-SOR-rus)

E is for Edmontosaurus
This duck-billed dinosaur could have lived to be larger than a school bus, weighing more than an elephant! Find out how Edmontosaurus specimens have helped scientists learn about what dinosaurs looked like millions of years ago. Did someone say dino mummies?

Futalognkosaurus (fut-a-long-ko-SOR-rus)

F is for Futalognkosaurus
Dr. Egerton introduces us to Futalognkosaurus—”giant chief lizard.” Find out all about this giant herbivore from Argentina. In what ways were these Cretaceous creatures similar to the Diplodocus? What ways were they different?

Gorgosaurus (GOR-go-SOR-us)

G is for Gorgosaurus
You might think that being top of the Late Cretaceous food chain meant Gorogosaurus had a pretty easy life. As Dr. Egerton explains all of the injuries found on the fossil at The Children’s Museum, you’ll come to a different conclusion!

Hypacrosaurus (hi-PACK-roe-SORE-us)

H is for Hypacrosaurus
Hypacrosaurus—a duck-billed dinosaur like Edmontosaurus—has a hollow bony crest on its head. Why do you think they had these? Dr. Egerton shares some paleontologists’ theories about these adult Hypacrosaurus crests.

Iguanodon (ig-WAHN-oh-don)

I is for Iguanodon
This spike-thumbed beast was one of the first dinosaurs to be named. As Dr. Egerton explains, scientists’ understanding of Iguanadon has gone through some significant changes since its discovery in the 19th century.

Jobaria (JO-bahr-ee-uh)

J is for Jobaria
This giant sauropod was discovered in the Sahara Desert. How could a dinosaur like Jobaria grow so big in the middle of a desert? Dr. Egerton explains how environments were different in the Jurassic Period.

Kentrosaurus (ken-TROH-SOR-rus)

K is for Kentrosaurus
Dr. Egerton introduces us to Kentrosaurus, a herbivorous dinosaur with large plates along their back and spikes at the end of their tails. Why do you think they had all of these plates and spikes?

Leaellynasaura (LEE-ell-in-a-SOR-a)

L is for Leaellynasaura
Meet “Laellyn’s Lizard,” a cute little dinosaur from southeastern Australia. Leaellynasaura had giant eyes for its size. Dr. Egerton shares why scientists think their eyes were so enormous.