- Historic Sites
Dinosaur Discovery Museum
The main gallery of the Museum shows the link between birds and meat-eating dinosaurs (theropods), which is one of the most complete transitions known from the fossil record. Skeletal casts exhibit the most complete display of theropods and primitive birds as compared to the major natural history museums in the country. The Museum provides a primer on dinosaurs - what they were, how we know they existed, what they looked like, how they behaved, how and why they were alike and different, and what happened to them. The Carthage Institute of Paleontology is housed in the Museum, and it is dedicated to the preparation and conservation of real dinosaur fossils.