How did the dinosaurs live? What did they eat? How fast did they grow? Why did they grow so big? And what was their social behavior like?
How did the dinosaurs live? What did they eat? How fast did they grow? Why did they grow so big? And what was their social behavior like? Our permanent exhibition provides vivid answers to these and other questions. In the process, we say goodbye to the idea that dinosaurs were primitive monsters.
The permanent exhibition conveys impressions of what the world looked like 150 million years ago and through which landscapes the dinosaurs wandered. What many still do not know: Dinosaurs have also been found in Switzerland. We show remarkable objects and current first-hand findings.
In addition to a dynamic skeletal reconstruction of a 7.5-meter-long Allosaurus, a plastic, life-size model of Plateosaurus, once common in Switzerland, is also on display. Downright sensational is an embryo of a parrot-billed dinosaur that has been preserved in the egg. From the same species we present a worldwide unique find, where the skin outlines, the imprints of the scales and the bristles on the tail are visible.
A sandbox with a hidden skeleton of a small carnivore invites children to exciting excavation. A diorama with plastic reconstructions shows the underwater world at the time of the dinosaurs.
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