James and Louise Temerty Galleries of the Age of Dinosaurs | Level 2

  • James and Louise Temerty Galleries of the Age of Dinosaurs
    At an impressive 27 metres long, Gordo is the ROM's gallery centrepiece. It is the largest real fossil dinosaur skeleton mounted in Canada, and is one of only three complete Barosaurus skeletons on display in the world. Photo: dattuphoto-1328020 Ontario Inc.
  • James and Louise Temerty Galleries of the Age of Dinosaurs
    The ROM has one of the world's most comprehensive collections of dinosaur skulls and showcases many of them, such as the helmet-crested Corythosaurus, in "growth series" displays that compare and contrast juvenile and adult physical characteristics.
  • James and Louise Temerty Galleries of the Age of Dinosaurs
    Dinosaurs were not the only giants of the age. This 4.5-metre-long cast is of a giant sea turtle from a Cretaceous sea that once covered part of North America. Canada’s best collection of ichthyosaurs (dolphin-like marine reptiles) is also a highlight of the gallery. These specimens shed light on the evolution of marine life.
  • James and Louise Temerty Galleries of the Age of Dinosaurs
    The ROM is home to a world-recognized collection of duck-billed dinosaurs. These plant eaters were very abundant at the end of the Age of Dinosaurs. Six complete, original fossil skeletons of this diverse group are on display, including the ROM’s most famous fossil: the real fossil skeleton of the iconic tube-crested Parasaurolophus walkeri.
  • James and Louise Temerty Galleries of the Age of Dinosaurs
    Quetzalcoatlus, or "Q" for short, with its 12 metre wingspan (larger than some small airplanes), was the largest known animal to have ever flown. Q and other Pterosaurs on display help us better understand life in the air during the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.
  • James and Louise Temerty Galleries of the Age of Dinosaurs
    In Canada, significant discoveries of ceratopsian (horned) dinosaurs over the last 10 years continue to fill in gaps in our knowledge of dinosaur evolution. Explore the ROM's impressive display of real horned dinosaur skulls, including the well-known Triceratops.

When dinosaurs roamed the Earth.

Stand in the shadow of mighty T. rex… or underneath Gordo, the enormous Barosaurus… or beside our famous hadrosaur Parasaurolophus. No matter what the first stop on your dinosaur journey will be, you'll enter a gallery showcasing one of the world's best collections.

Hundreds of specimens welcome you to a gallery bursting with iconic and unusual dinosaurs, fossilized plants, insects and marine life. At the time dinosaurs lived, they shared the planet with other life on land, in the sea and in the air. Trace the development, relationships and legacy of all creatures that lived during the Age of Dinosaurs.

Special Exhibition: New Dino Discovered

About the Gallery

What?

Specimens represent life during the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, grouped within the themes: Life on Land, Life on Sea, and Life in the Air. You'll see all of your favourites, including Tyrannosaurus rex, Stegosaurus, and Triceratops.

Where?

Specimens reflect life in the northern hemisphere, primarily from North America. The gallery is dominated by original dinosaur skeletons from the famous fossil fields of Alberta, Canada.

When?

From the Jurassic (200 to 145 million years old) to the Cretaceous (145 to 65 million years old) periods.


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ROM Staff

Database Technician

Dave Rudkin

Assistant Curator

Authored by: Noman Siddiqui