Dinosaurs that once roamed the state’s landscape are roaring into Science Museum Oklahoma this spring as “Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure” returns to Oklahoma City.
The region’s largest Cretaceous carnivore and an herbivore that called southeastern Oklahoma’s Atoka County home are among the animatronic dinosaurs at the center of “Red Dirt Dinos: An Oklahoma Dinosaur Adventure.”
Created exclusively for the Science Museum Oklahoma-based Oklahoma Museum Network, the exhibit features three interactive, lifelike robotic dinosaurs and a variety of hands-on components that help visitors better understand some of the giant creatures that called Oklahoma’s red dirt landscape home.
The exhibit is returning to SMO after stops at each of the museums in the statewide Oklahoma Museum Network.
The exhibition features three dinosaurs: Acrocanthosaurus, a carnivore and the official dinosaur of the state of Oklahoma; Tenontosaurus, a long-tailed herbivore; and one of its predators, Deinonychus, a carnivore with sickle-shaped, switchblade-like claws.