Dueling Dinosaurs

  • Dates: April 27, 2024 - September 1, 2024
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Venue: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Location: Downtown Raleigh
  • Address: 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Phone: 919.707.9800
  • Times: Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm
  • Admission: Free Admission (timed entry registration required)


Dueling Dinosaurs is an experience 67 million years in the making. 

Enjoy a front-row seat for cutting-edge research that scientists and dinosaur enthusiasts will be talking about for decades to come.

What are the Dueling Dinosaurs? One fossil containing two dinosaurs is rare enough alone, but the Dueling Dinosaurs fossil is rarer still. It contains some of our favorite dinosaur species and may answer some of paleontology’s most pressing questions. Even more exciting? You get to be a part of the journey as it unfolds in real time. 

Your behind-the-scenes visit starts by investigating the mystery of the Dueling Dinosaurs. Then queue up to enter a real working paleontology lab where the fossils are being prepared and studied and talk directly to the research team, face-to-face. 

Finally, try it all for yourself in our immersive science lab, where you can explore the tools and technologies our team is using to answer the mysteries surrounding the Dueling Dinosaurs. 

This is a live paleontology project unlike any other.

  • Timed Entry
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Interactive and immersive exhibit experience
  • Includes sights, sounds, smells, and tactile exhibit elements