The Natural History Museum is no stranger to hosting some very, very large residents, like Hope the blue whale and Dippy the diplodocus, but its next visitor is taking things to a whole new level. A patagotitan mayorum skeleton, a member of the titanosaur family and one of the largest creatures to ever walk the Earth, is going on display in the museum’s Waterhouse Gallery next spring as part of the Titanosaur: Life as the Biggest Dinosaur exhibition.
And when we say large, we mean large. The titanosaur frame weighs 57 tonnes, that’s four times heavier than Dippy, and is 27 metres long, a full 12 metres longer than Hope. As well as getting up close and personal with this supersize dino, you’ll be able to find out how it grew to be so big from an egg the size of a football and how it found food. The skeleton is on loan from the MEF in Argentina (where it was excavated in 2014) and it’s going home after the exhibition closes, so all you dino fans won’t want to miss this.
Fri 31st March 2023 – Sun 7th January 2024
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