Dueling Dinosaurs Laboratory Exhibit

North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 2023 estimated Discovery Raleigh, NC 4,000 square feet estimated Back to Projects

Over 10 years ago, bones of a Tyrannosaurus rex and a Triceratops were found intertwined together in a single fossil, nicknamed, the “Dueling Dinosaurs.” This fossil is spectacularly preserved and is estimated to be around 67 million years old.

HH Architecture is working with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences to construct a laboratory exhibit area to house this monumental discovery. Scientists will be able to study this fossil for the first time, and visitors will have a one-of-a-kind, hands-on experience.

Our team is designing a cohesive laboratory and exhibit space that allows for a seamless transition from a cutting-edge paleontology lab to an immersive museum exhibit that allows museum guests to follow along as the Paleontologists are working. The impacted area is around 4,000 square feet. It is envisioned to be a highly visible glass enclosure featuring stone fenestration at the base. This renovation and addition to the museum will be an iconic addition to the Museum of Natural Sciences street front.