Dinosaurs Unearthed

The roaring, moving prehistoric creatures of Dinosaurs Unearthed come to life at the Grand Rapids Public Museum! Now through April 27, 2014.



To order tickets by phone call 616.456.3977*               

*Please note a $3 processing fee per order will be charged for all online and phone orders.  


This comprehensive exhibition explores the exciting discovery of feathered dinosaurs and their connection to modern day birds.  Through a dynamic display of feathered animatronic dinosaurs and feathered fossils, guests are asked to challenge their understanding of how some of their favorite dinosaurs lived and looked during prehistoric times. 

Guests will see first-hand the fossil evidence that led scientists to believe that dinosaurs are the ancestors of modern birds, not reptiles as previously thought.  A Microraptor fossil is showcased at the exhibition and represents not only one of the earliest discoveries of feathered dinosaurs but the ongoing research into the life history of this species.  Paleontologists have discovered that feathers first served as a means of warmth or display for some dinosaur species and later evolved to the extent that flight was possible.  

Younger guests will enjoy hands-on learning with interactive stations that explore dinosaur sounds, anatomy and digestion, as well as fossil detective work.  Two interactive consoles allow guests to control animatronic dinosaur movement, exploring how scientists believe each dinosaur moved its limbs, eyes and mouth.  The kids dig site is an entertaining way for amateur paleontologists to make their own fossil discoveries.  


Closed Sunday, April 20 for Easter


Ticket prices (includes general admission)

Adult - $12

Senior - $11

Child (age 3-18) - $7

Member Adult / Senior - $2

Member Child (0-18) - FREE



Dinosaurs Unearthed for Schools - click HERE for the teacher resource guide.

Bring your students to the GRPM for our F is for Fossil Education Program. Details here.

Sponsored by:     


Additonal suport from:

  • Cascade Engineering - Sinosauropteryx
  • Media Place Partners
  • Herb Lantinga - Juvenile T-Rex Feathered
  • Birgit M. Klohs - Angustinaripterus
  • Williams Kitchen & Bath - Dilophosaurus
  • Outback Fence Company
  • Greenleaf Landscaping

Media Sponsors:

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