Virginia Asks Where Grown-Ups (and Kids) Should go to Learn about Dinosaurs

NerdAbsurd recently interviewed dinosaur blogger and expert Brian Switek about dinosaurs, and we couldn’t help but put together a list of his travel recommendations for the ultimate dinosaur enthusiast:

Utah’s Dinosaur Diamond.  It connects sites in Western Colorado and Eastern Utah.  Start in Salt Lake City at the Natural History Museum of Utah.  See the “Past Worlds” exhibit, which you can’t see anywhere else. Then visit Dinosaur National Monument.

Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry.

Morrison, Colorado has a ton of track sites.

American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University in Philadelphia

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburg

The Field Museum in Chicago

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque.

Brian also says: “Get out West to the field sites.  You can learn a lot in museums.  But, after you go to the museums, go out to the southwest and see places like the Ghost Ranch.  See the fossils where they are.  Spend some time with them and get to know them in the context in which they’re in.”

Thanks for the travel tips, Brian! If you want to learn more about dinosaurs, go check out the podcast on dinosaurs!

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