These exhibition spaces are devoted to the great dinosaurian epic. Thanks to the activity that the Pangea* museum net had carried out in Patagonia, it was made possible to represent some significant sides of these animal’s life, such as the relation between the predator and its prey, the breeding dynamics and the mystery of their extinction. To complete the scenary there’s the reconstruction of the prehistoric layer found in the Titan Valley, Patagonia, by researchers of this Museum.
The route starts in the courtyard: in its center two artificial resin skeletons are exposed, the Carnotaurus, a carnivore with two horns on its forehead, attacking the Amargasaurus, an herbivore with a double series of long neural spines on the neck.
Into the niche, a tridimensional diorama reproduces a plain used for nest-building by the Saltasaurus (titanosaurus, quadrupeds, herbivores), with two Aucasaurus pups (theropods, bipeds, predators) among the nests in attempt to eat the eggs, while an adult on the backward tries to take the Saltasaurus attention.
In the first room the dinosaurs layer of the El Cuy Valley (Patagonia) is reconstructed full-scale. The reconstruction shows the excavation phases and the recovery of the skeletons, while in the adjoining laboratory are presented the fossil restoration techniques. The visitors are enabled to follow the route of a fossil from its finding to its complete reconstruction, and also its possible duplication by the making of its cast.
In the second room the end of the dinosaurs is described. The resin skeleton of the kritosaurus, in fact, belongs to the genus of so-called duck-billed dinosaurs (hadrosaurids), which lived until the great extinction at the end of the Mesozoic Era. On the facing wall the representatives of the most significant Mesozoic groups are exposed and compared with the Cenozoic ones: the two eras are separated by a red stripe, representing the biological crisis which took place 65 millions of years ago, leading also to the dinosaurs death.
The route about dinosaurs ends with a play-didactic laboratory devoted to the youngest ones.