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Open now, the Museum’s new exhibition Dinosaurs Among Us explores the continuities between living dinosaurs—birds—and their extinct ancestors, showcasing remarkable new evidence for what scientists now call one of the best-documented evolutionary transitions in the history of life.
The mass extinction that erased most dinosaurs 65 million years ago left a few bird lineages unscathed. Within only 15 million years—an evolutionary blink of an eye—all of the bird groups we're familiar with today were flourishing. These extraordinary living dinosaurs provide a vivid link to the ancient past.
Visit Dinosaurs Among Us to find out why we’re still living in the age of dinosaurs.