Ankylosaurus from NY World's Fair (In Transition)

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Houston, 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 at this Houston museum since 1970, but it's nowhere near as visible as it once was; now it's just one of many dinosaurs in the facility's flashy Morian Hall of Paleontology.

In 2018, it was reported to be entirely removed from the exhibit for upkeep.

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

Ankylosaurus from NY World's Fair

Houston Museum of Natural Science

Directions:
Houston Museum of Natural Science. From Hwy 59 exit at either Fannin or Main. Turn south onto Fannin. Turn left onto Southmore, Binz, or Ewing. Turn right onto Caroline. The Museum will be on the right. The dinosaur is in the Morian Hall of Paleontology.
Hours:
Daily 9-5 (Call to verify)
Phone:
713-639-4629
Admission:
Adults $20.
Status:
In Transition

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