ICE DINOSAURS: The Lost World of the Paleo-Arctic displays newly discovered Arctic-dwelling dinosaurs never-before-seen in an exhibition. Built around groundbreaking discoveries that are expanding the traditional understanding of dinosaur physiology, provinciality, and migration, ICE DINOSAURS invites visitors to learn about the unique adaptations of polar dinosaurs while interacting with actual fossils and museum-grade casts.
Created in collaboration with world-renowned dinosaur paleontologists Dr. Gregory M. Erickson (faculty at Florida State University at Tallahassee) and Dr. Patrick Druckenmiller (Director of the University of Alaska Museum of the North and Professor of Geology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks), ICE DINOSAURS transports visitors to the Late Cretaceous period above the Arctic Circle, where dinosaurs lived year-round in extreme polar environments. Follow a year in the life of a family of Troodons (large-brained, agile, feathered “raptors”) and learn the surprising ways in which these creatures survived in 4–5 months of total sunlight and 5–6 months of complete darkness.
Challenging long-held beliefs in the scientific community of dinosaurs as cold-blooded, reptilian, and tropical-dwelling, ICE DINOSAURS uses immersive scenery, interactive elements, and educational concepts to unveil the unprecedented scientific evidence that warm-blooded, non-migratory dinosaurs thrived above the Arctic Circle.
Grab your parka and ice pick and join us on an Arctic adventure for the whole family in ICE DINOSAURS.
- 12–15 animatronic dinosaurs
- Dinosaur eggs and nests
- Static dinosaur displays
- A variety of interactives
- Authentic fossils, skeletons, and casts (curated by University of Alaska)
6,000 - 10,000 sq ft
550 - 930 sq m
Minimum ceiling height
12 ft (3.6 m)
*Exhibition is currently in development and is subject to change.