Barnum Brown's Desk

This desk is a replica of the one Barnum Brown used at the American Museum of Natural History in New York for over 50 years! Watch a video about Barnum Brown, open the drawers, and learn about the ‘Greatest Dinosaur Hunter’ that ever lived.

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Big Fish Stories

See the giant 85 million year-old mosasaur Platecarpus and the predatory fish Xiphactinus audax in the Great Hall. These spectacular fossils give us a look at prehistoric Kansas and are part of the museum’s permanent collection.

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ALIVE! Interactive

Step into the ancient world and create a creature from the past! Select from modern-day sites, find a fossil, then start digging. Learn myth-busting facts about T. rex, Velociraptor and even a Kansas Pteranodon. Once your creature is complete, give it a name and watch it come ALIVE in the Great Hall!

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