"Ultimate Dinosaurs" runs Feb. 25 through Sept. 4 at the San Diego Natural History Museum. Photo: San Diego Natural History Museum
“Ultimate Dinosaurs” runs Feb. 25 through Sept. 4 at the San Diego Natural History Museum. Photo: San Diego Natural History Museum

With help from technology and scientists around the world, the San Diego Natural History Museum is revealing a new breed of dinosaurs that evolved in isolation in South America, Africa, and Madagascar — prehistoric creatures virtually unknown to most North Americans.

A new museum exhibit, “Ultimate Dinosaurs”, brings these beasts to full-scale life with the use of augmented reality (AR) technology. This same technology allows visitors to see how the continental drift altered the landscape of the ancient world, setting the stage for the evolution of these dinosaurs.

Visitors to the exhibit wander among 16 life-size dinosaur skeletons as well as a variety of other dinosaur skulls and bones, all from numerous locations in the Southern Hemisphere. From the tiny Eoraptor to the massive Giganotosaurus (T. rex’s bigger, badder cousin), “Ultimate Dinosaurs” is a rare display of prehistoric species most people haven’t seen before.

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