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Photos of Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs

Quetzalcoatlus Model

A full-size model of the 33-foot-wingspan <I>Quetzalcoatlus northropi</i>

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A full-size model of the 33-foot-wingspan Quetzalcoatlus northropi — the largest pterosaur known to date — hangs above visitors in the Flight Lab section of the exhibition. [Read full story]

Fly Like a Pterosaur Exhibit

visitors pilot a flying pterosaur at the exhibit

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Visitors can “pilot” a flying pterosaur over a prehistoric landscape in a whole-body interactive exhibit that uses motion-sensing technology. [Read full story]

A gallery display illustrates the incredible variety of pterosaur crests

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A gallery display illustrates the incredible variety of pterosaur crests — from a dagger-shaped blade that juts from the head to a giant, sail-like extension. [Read full story]

Cretaceous Sea Diorama

A detailed re-creation of a dramatic Cretaceous seascape located at the present-day Araripe Basin in northeast Brazil.

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Two Thalassodromeus pterosaurs with impressive 14-foot wingspans swoop down to catch Rhacolepis fish in their toothless jaws in this large diorama showing a detailed re-creation of a dramatic Cretaceous seascape located at the present-day Araripe Basin in northeast Brazil. [Read full story]

Virtual Wind Tunnel

Visitors experiment with the principles of pterosaur aerodynamics

(Image credit: ©AMNH/D. Finnin)

Visitors experiment with the principles of pterosaur aerodynamics in an interactive virtual wind tunnel that responds to the movements of their hands. [Read full story]

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