Digitally Dig for Fossils with These Online Exhibits

Put on your pith helmet and discover dinosaur bones around the world.

By Google Arts & Culture

With content from The Natural History Museum and more

Jobaria Tiguidensis

This Jobaria tiguidensis skeleton resides at the National Museum of Natural History in Braunschweig, Germany. Discovered in Niger in 1997, Jobaria was a gigantic sauropod who lived between 167 and 161 million years ago. Click and drag to explore the museum.


This fossilized mastodon was excavated in 1840 by Albert Koch, who took it on tour as the 'Missouri Leviathan'. During the tour's final stop, the specimen was purchased by the Natural History Museum in London, where it remains today. Click to look around the exhibition.


This is a cast of Stegosaurus stenops fossils at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences in Brussels. The Stegosaurus, whose name literally means "roof lizard", was named after its flat dermal plates. Click and drag to see the other dinosaurs in the hall.

Big Stump

Florissant Fossil Beds in Teller County, Colorado is home to the fossilized remains of many plants and insects. 'Big Stump' is a fossilized redwood dating from approximately 34 million years ago. Click to hike around the park using Street View.

Tyrannosaurus Rex

Tyrannosaurus rex is one of the most recognized dinosaurs in the world, and with good reason. This immaculate skeleton was discovered in 1908 by Barnum Brown and is on display at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Click to inspect the exhibit in 360º.

Triceratops horridusThe Natural History Museum

Triceratops Horridus

The first-everTriceratops horridus to be put on display was named Hatcher after its discoverer, John Bell Hatcher. In 1998, Hatcher's remains started to break apart due to mineral growth, but they were repaired and put back on display. Explore a 3D model of Hatcher the Triceratops in AR here. 

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