About the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science:
The exhibit halls of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science are arranged in chronological order, ranging from the origin of the universe to the age of the dinosaurs to the present day. The centerpiece of "Dawn of the Dinosaurs" (devoted to the Triassic period) is New Mexico's state fossil, Coelophysis, thousands of specimens of which were discovered in nearby Ghost Ranch. "Jurassic Super Giants" features a fight to the death between Saurophaganax and Seismosaurus, while "New Mexico's Seacoast" (devoted to the Cretaceous period) stars Daspletosaurus, Parasaurolophus and Sphaerotholus.
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is also home to Tyrannosaurus Stan, one of the largest T. Rex specimens ever dug up in the United States. Stan's 40-foot-long, 12-foot-tall skeleton has been set up at the entrance to the museum, in full attack mode, with his toothy head close to the ground so kids can get a good look.