Expedition: Dinosaur

NOW OPEN – Expedition: Dinosaur explores the fascinating world of dinosaurs and the hunt for their fossils!

Become a paleontologist as you explore the Mesozoic-era dinosaurs. From life-sized and lifelike animatronic dinosaurs- some controlled by visitors – to mechanical and electronic learning stations, the exhibit has something for all ages. Visitors can learn about modern imaging techniques like high-energy neutron beams that reveal the inside of a T. Rex skull in microscopic detail never seen before. The exhibit includes a number of hands-on interactives that explain dinosaur movement, digestion, and evolution, and show the life and methods of dinosaur hunters from the 1800s to today. In addition to large animatronic dinosaurs, interactive highlights include a digital sandbox, paleontologist camp, and an interactive robot that allows visitors to manipulate dinosaur eggs!

Expedition: Dinosaur taps into our fascination with these incredible creatures. It is perhaps the closest experience to what it would have been like to be in the presence of a living, breathing Mesozoic-era dinosaur.

This exhibit runs through April 2019.


This exhibit focuses on the science of paleontology. Exhibit developer Stage Nine Exhibitions engaged renowned paleontologist Dr. Thomas Williamson to consult and inform the exhibit. Dr. Williamson, Curator of Paleontology at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, was featured in the PBS documentary “The Day The Dinosaurs Died.”

Sponsored By:






La Mejor GR

Townsquare Media


David & Amy Leonard







Chris & Kim Branoff
Media Place Partners 


Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown
Old National Bank
Straight Line Fences


Coldbrook Insurance Group
Bill Templin & Compass Realty Services
HR Collaborative
Link Farms, Inc.
Linck Insurance Agency
Watermark Insurance
West Michigan Whitecaps

Additional Support

Arnie’s Bakery & Restaurant
Aunt Millie’s Bakeries
Festida Foods
Fresh Thyme Farmers Market
Fruit Ridge Hayrides
Kaat’s Culligan of Grand Rapids
Ken’s Fruit Market
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Old Orchard Juices
Onion Crock
Superior Foods 
Tyson Foods
Van Eerden Foodservice


About Stage Nine Exhibitions

Stage Nine Exhibitions conceptualizes, designs, fabricates and tours exhibits that have been enjoyed by millions of visitors worldwide. Current exhibits: POPnology, Hall of Heroes, The Animation Academy, Sweet: A Tasty Journey, Rock U: The Institute of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Expedition: Dinosaur, and Dragons: The Lost Worlds. For more information, visit http://www.stageninedesign.com