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Browse educational activities, videos, and games to enjoy at home, in the classroom, or to accompany your visit to the museum. Search by category to zero in on your interests.

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Teacher-friendly guide to geology

classroom resources | Dinos of the Deep

This website provides teachers with an intuitive and jargon-free review of the geology of different regions of the United States. Visit The Teacher-friendly guide to geology

The Paleontology Portal

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This website contains links to educational resources, fossil collections, images of fossils, educational resources, geologic time scale, and other information. Visit The Paleontology Portal

The Real Science Behind the Megalodon

articles & books | Dinos of the Deep

Apparently, this dead horse still needs beating: The megalodon is definitely extinct. But The Meg, a summer sharkfest blockbuster from 2018, might have you believe otherwise. The film is certainly not billed—even facetiously—as […]

Megalodon: the truth about the largest shark that ever lived

articles & books | Dinos of the Deep

As one of the largest predators to have ever lived, the megalodon captures people’s imagination — and for good reason. But was this apex predator simply a beefed-up great white […]