Special Exhibits



Welcome to the most complex and far-reaching restoration of dinosaurs and their world ever created!

May 20, 2017 - December 30, 2017

"Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous" is a groundbreaking fusion of state-of-the-art video game technology and traditional exhibits, featuring full-size dinosaur bones, a paleontology field station, a Safari jeep, and more!

Explore some of the greatest mysteries of paleontology in a completely interactive way. What was a day in the life of a dinosaur like? How might they have lived? What can fossil evidence tell us about the way extinct animals lived their lives?

"Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous" is produced by Eureka Exhibits. The exhibit includes artificially intelligent and scientifically accurate dinosaurs with muscle, nervous, sensory, and digestive systems. A world-class advisory panel, including renowned paleontologists and interactivity experts, consulted on the exhibit's production. Eureka Inquire-Based Simulation Technology allows you to experience this lost world - singularly or as a group - with easy to use controls.

The exhibit is sponsored locally by: Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation, Gertrude C. Ford Foundation, Nissan, Regions Bank, The Chisholm Foundation, and other generous sponsors.


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