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Springfield Museums, Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies

May 25 - June 16

Baby dinosaur hatching from an egg

Take a rare and exciting look at the life of dinosaurs through their eggs, nests and embryos in Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies.  This remarkable hands-on exhibition offers an astounding array of authentic dinosaur eggs and nests collected from all over the globe – including those of each of the major plant and meat-eating dinosaur groups.

Although dinosaur eggs were first identified in the 1920’s, their scientific significance was not fully appreciated until the end of the 20th century.  Today, dinosaur eggs are recognized for their enormous scientific value and for offering fascinating details and fresh insights into the behavior, growth and evolution of dinosaurs.

Tiny Titans presents new discoveries about dinosaur reproduction and behavior and introduces some of the fascinating people and science behind these discoveries. This family friendly exhibition helps give credence to long debated theories that dinosaurs and birds are closely related.

A captivating experience for all ages, Tiny Titans invites visitors to touch real dinosaur bones and reconstructed nests, dig for eggs, experience hands-on exploration stations and view animated video presentations featuring well-known dinosaur experts.  Each science-rich section is enhanced with exciting life-like models of embryos and hatchlings, colorful illustrations of dinosaur family life and stunning photographs of some of the world’s most renowned dinosaur hunters and their discoveries.

The amazing collection of real fossils on view includes an authentic bowling ball-sized egg of a sauropod from Argentina – laid by a long-necked plant-eating titanosaur that lived 75 million years ago; a large cluster of eggs laid by a duck-billed, plant-eating dinosaur, and the longest dinosaur eggs ever discovered – almost 18 inches long – laid by a new giant species of oviraptor, a carnivorous, ostrich-like dinosaur.

A central feature of the exhibit is a presentation about the discovery of “Baby Louie,” – the nearly complete skeleton of a dinosaur embryo with its bones aligned in the proper position.  Charlie Magovern made this exceptional and rare discovery in 1993 when he was carefully cleaning a large block of eggs from China.  He nicknamed the embryo after National Geographic photographer Louie Psihoyos. It was not until 2017 that this remarkable find was officially published. Tiny Titans has included these new revelations as well as other new scientific discoveries to fill in the gaps of what is known of dinosaur family life.

Tiny Titans was developed by Charlie and Florence Magovern of The Stone Company, Boulder, Colorado in association with the Harvard Museum of Natural History.  The Magoverns gained national recognition when their work was featured as the cover story in the May 1996 issue of National Geographic MagazineTiny Titans is now promoted by Silver Plume Exhibitions, an exhibit design and management company founded by Charlie and Florence’s daughter, Alanna and her husband, Nicholas Regester.


May 25
June 16


Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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