San Diego Natural History Museum

Fossil Mysteries

From dinosaurs to mastodons, travel through 75 million years and dig into the rich fossil history of southern California and Baja California:

Dinosaur Stories: This bilingual interactive kiosk invites visitors to group and sequence our Narrative Story Blocks in order to learn about the discovery of the ankylosaur. When properly arranged, the blocks trigger video animations that tell a four-part story about how this dinosaur lived, died and was discovered by paleontologists. Custom blocks utilize RFID technology and display original illustrations to engage visitors in the construction of a narrative.

Plate Tectonics Past Present and Future: Spin a wheel to view the history of earthquakes and the movement of the Earth’s plates over millions of years. This exhibit invites visitors to spin forward and backwards through time to view changes that occurred across the globe.