Dinosaurs at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum

Dinosaurs at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum

Dinosaurs at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum


Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice & Dinosaur Discovery

This exhibit is now closed
Crossing the threshold of these exhibits means traveling back in time to explore the age of the dinosaurs. In "Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice," visitors move through the exhibit, encountering unfamiliar landscapes, touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes, and opportunities to investigate clues about what the dinosaurs left behind. The exhibit features three distinct sections: Land of Fire (a warm dinosaur habitat), Land of Ice (a cold dinosaur habitat), and a Field Research Station. Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice was created by Minnesota Children's Museum and nationally sponsored by The David B. Jones Foundation.

In "Dinosaur Discovery," take a step back into the Mesozoic Era, where dinosaurs from the Cretaceous Period are still alive and well. Wander through the exhibit to see a family of Triceratops grazing, as well as the mighty, carnivorous, and roaring Albertosaurus! Be sure to look up to see the Pteranodon flying overhead! Although dinosaurs went extinct 66 million years ago, you can still adventure through this part of the exhibit and see dinosaurs come alive through the use of animatronic creatures! Dinosaur Discovery is brought to you by KOKORO, LLC.

Planetarium Shows

  • Image of meteor falling with pteradon and a handglider over jungle setting.
    Dinosaurs at Dusk

    3 p.m.
    Take to the skies and discover the origins of flight as you travel back in time to meet the ancestors of modern day birds and explore the last days of the dinosaurs.

  • Did An Asteroid Really Kill the Dinosaurs?

    Saturday at 1 p.m.
    Sunday at 2 p.m.
    Did a space rock six miles wide slam into the Earth 66 million years ago and wipe out 75 percent of all species, including the dinosaurs? Learn about Earth's largest extinction events and celestial objects that periodically hit Earth.

    Official Gear

    Grey short sleeve t-shirt with a t-rex on it
    Kalamazoo Sportswear will be selling the official summer Museum t-shirt in addition to others on their website at PureKalamazoo.com. They will also be here 1-4 p.m. on June 28 for Dino Souvenirs, making the shirts on site.