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Dinosaurs: The American Museum of Natural History Collections

By American Museum of Natural History

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There’s a dinosaur enthusiast lurking inside all of us, and this app will inspire paleontologists of all ages to start digging!

DINOSAURS: American Museum of Natural History Collections contains a mosaic of more than 1000 images from the Museum's archive, woven together to create a striking image of the world’s most famous dinosaur, the Tyrannosaurus rex. Each interactive photograph includes information about where the fossil was found and the paleontologist who uncovered it. Post notes on photos and read other users’ comments on dinosaurs and science. You can also share favorite photos with friends so they can join your virtual dinosaur dig.

In the Stories section, read about the science and personalities behind the Museum’s world-renowned fossil collection. Explore the history of fossil collecting and the Dinosaurs that roamed the Earth in seventeen detailed stories that take you even further into the Museum’s archives.

Learn about Mamenchisaurus, one of the largest dinosaurs brought to life in the special exhibition at The American Museum of Natural History, “The World’s Largest Dinosaurs.” Opens April 16, 2011 and runs through January 2, 2012.

Visiting the Museum? Let DINOSAURS: American Museum of Natural History Collections be your guide. Use this app to learn more about the fascinating fossils you see while walking through the Halls.

Exploring from home? DINOSAURS: American Museum of Natural History Collections brings the Museum’s fossils to you.

With 45 permanent exhibition halls and more than 30 million specimens and artifacts, there are more Collections apps to come!

DINOSAURS: American Museum of Natural History Collections
© 2010 American Museum of Natural History and Mosaic Legends, LLC

What's New in Version 1.4

Zoom Bug Fixes

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Customer Reviews


This is a great visual museum application. The ability to tap into any part of the mosaic is clever, unique and makes browsing more exciting. Users can see images of fossils, artifacts in the museum, recreation of dinosaurs from the past and learn basic facts about the species with a tap of the photo. In terms of design this app is top notch. It could use a bit more information about dinosaurs for users but in serving as a introduction to dinosaurs and the museum this exhibit takes place in the app does it's job.

More more MORE!!

Please make more apps like this. I would rather have these on my 8 year old's iPad than any shootin at things or crashing virtual avatars game... the kids LOVE it and spend forever looking thru the pictures. Well done!

Great idea

I love the app because of it's information, but it's also how you learn it. Looking at pictures from a mosaic is better than just reading about dinosaurs

Dinosaurs: The American Museum of Natural History Collections
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  • Category: Education
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  • Version: 1.4
  • Size: 89.6 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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