Welcome to the Dino Hub!
No, this is not an extinction event. It’s only temporary. Dinosphere® is closed through March 2022 while we make room for two new awe-inspiring dinosaur experiences. We're bringing in awesome new dinosaurs, including Giants of the Jurassic and Monsters of the Mesozoic Seas, which will join your long-time favorites in Creatures of the Cretaceous in Dinosphere.
In the meantime, this is your hub for all of the DINO-mite experiences we still have at the museum, plus a treasure trove of online dino content for your family to dig into!
2021 DINO-mite Experiences
We're pulling out all the stops to ensure you continue to have a roaring dino experience during this temporary closure. Check out these awe-inspiring dino encounters at the museum.
Mission Jurassic began with a $27.5 million project that has brought together more than 100 scientists from three countries to explore and excavate a fossil-rich dinosaur dig site in Wyoming, known as the Jurassic MileTM. Go behind-the-scenes as we build the new Dinosphere experience! Over the course of the year, you get to be part of the incredible exhibit creation process—from digging a dinosaur specimen from the ground to putting it on display in Indianapolis! Once construction is complete, you’ll be able to enter a whole new world full of ancient beasts, including two giant four-legged, long-necked sauropods and a treasure trove of ancient aquatic fossils.
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Take a virtual tour of Dinosphere®
We're bringing DinosphereⓇ to you during its temporary closure! Explore the exhibit in a whole new way and uncover stories of these Cretaceous creatures. Look for at-home activities, interviews with our paleontologists, and even the full sound and light show you know and love!
Leonardo: The Mummified Dinosaur and the Dinosphere website are presented by The Scott A. Jones Foundation.
Mission Jurassic is made possible through lead gift support from Lilly Endowment Inc., with major support provided by Susie and Jack Sogard.