Until the mass extinction event 66 million years ago, dinosaurs ruled the Earth. Like almost nothing alive today, these “terrible lizards” ranged from the size of chickens to many times larger than an elephant. Thanks to today’s technology and humanity’s undying urge to uncover the past of our fascinating planet, we now know more than ever before about these Mesozoic reptile-like creatures. Forget the Jurassic Park movies. Here are the top 10 dinosaur museums for those who want a real fossil fix.
1. Field Museum, Chicago
Founded in 1893, the Field Museum of Chicago has played an important role in archeological and paleontological exploration for more than 120 years. Among its famous permanent exhibitions is the world’s largest, most complete and best preserved skeleton of a T.rex. Don’t miss the Evolving Planet exhibition which showcases 4 billion years of life on Earth.