American Museum Of Natural History www.amnh.org
Central Park West at 79th St. New York City, 212-769-5000
Many different displays are made from casts but this exhibit is 85% real.
Peabody Museum Of Natural History www.Peabody.yale.edu
170 Whitney Ave., New Haven; 203-423-5050
Here in this museum it was thought by John Ostrom that the dinosaurs were related to the warm-blooded birds rather than the cold-blooded reptiles.
National Museum Of Natural History Smithsonian Institution www.mnh.si.edu
10th St. & Constitution Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.; 202-357-2020;
This museum's collection includes the world's only public display of a horned beast, otherwise called a ceratosaurus.
Carnegie Museum of Natural History www.clpgh.org/cmnh
4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh; 412-622-3131;
This museum contains the classics: a stegosaurus, a brontosaurus, and a terrifying T-Rex found in 1902.
Academy of Natural Science www.acnatsci.org
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., Philadelphia; 215-299-1000
This museum not only has exciting fossils of dead dinosaurs but you can also see staff members preparing fossils for display. Also you can take a trip through Jurassic Park in the popular video attraction "The Time Machine."
Field Museum of Natural History www.fieldmuseum.org
Lake shore Dr. at Roosevelt Rd., Chicago; 312-9229410
The museum seen here has a great dinosaur exhibit. Around every corner there is a picture and a button. When you push the button it sounds like what the dinosaurs would have sounded like. (This site has no info on these dinosaurs).
Dakota Dinosaur Museum
200 Museum Drive, Dickinson, N.d.; 701-255-3466
If you visit this museum in the main lobby there is a skull of a T-Rex. If that's in the lobby you will never guess what's inside.
Dinosaur Valley Museum www.mwc.mus.co.us/dinosaurs
Fourth & Main Sts., Grand Junction, Colo.; 970-241-9210
At this museum you can actually touch the actual fossils. To make it more fun they have created mechanical dinosaurs that look as though they were displays put there just to surprise you.
Black Hills Institute of Geological Research www.bhigr.com
217 Main St., Hill City, S.D.; 605-574-4289;
Besides the huge and magnificent museum itself the gift shop is actually considered a museum too. Its gift shop has real fossils for you to handle and buy!
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History www.fwmuseum.org
1501 Montgomery St., Fort Worth; 817-732-1631;
At this museum they have an interactive dinosaur quiz and a "color a dinosaur" touch screen video. Texas is proven to have the most dinosaur fossils in the U.S. and therefore they have the most models.
Tate Geological Museum www.cc.whecn.edu/tate/webpage.htm
125 College Drive, Casper, Wyo.; 307-268-2447;
This museum although the smallest on the list has a hands on experiment that you can do to kill time. You can also watch as scientists experiment on newly found fossils.
Utah Museum of Natural History University of Utah www.umnh.utah.edu
Salt Lake City; 801-581-4303
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County www.nhm.org
900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles; 213-763-3466;
This museum has an excellent exhibit of fossils. They have also made a book edited by Blake Edger.