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Ankylosaurus from NY World's Fair

Field review by the editors.

Sugar Land, Texas

This armor-studded thunderbeast was sculpted life-size from fiberglass by Hungarian artist Louis Paul Jonas. It was originally part of the "Sinclair Dinoland" exhibit at the 1964-65 New York World's Fair. When the Fair closed all the dinos went on tour for a couple of years, then were deliberately dispersed to parks and museums throughout the country after they were rejected by the snobby Smithsonian.

The Ankylosaurus has been in the Houston area since 1970, but it's nowhere near as visible as it once was; now it's just one of many dinosaurs in a Museum of Natural Science paleontology exhibit.

Also see: 1964-65 New York World's Fair

Ankylosaurus from NY World's Fair

Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land

Address:
13016 University Blvd, Sugar Land, TX
Directions:
Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land. I-69 exit 107. Drive along the frontage road until you reach the stoplight at University Blvd, then turn north. Drive about one mile. After you cross the bridge, turn left into the museum parking lot.
Hours:
Daily 10-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
821-313-2278
Admission:
Adults $13.
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