Dinosaurs Unearthed at Courtland Center

June 16, 2018 - January 6, 2019

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Dinosaurs so big—they don't fit in Sloan Museum! Roaring, moving, life-size dinosaurs thundered into Sloan Museum at Courtland Center. State-of-the-art and scientifically accurate, down to the feathers on T. rex, Dinosaurs Unearthed featured over 15 animatronic dinosaurs, as well as giant skeletons, fossil casts of skulls, claws, and horns, real specimens of Mosasaur and Spinosaurus teeth, an Oviraptor egg, and even coprolite (dinosaur poop).

4190 E. Court St. Burton, MI 48509
Sloan Museum is located inside Courtland Center, accessible through the Court St. mall entrance, right next to El Cozumel Mexican Grill.

Immersive Displays and Hands-On Fun

Animatronic Dinosaurs

Get up-close with 18 lifelike, life-size dinosaurs, accurate to how scientists believe they looked, sounded, and moved. Favorites like the feathered juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex tell the amazing story of feathered dinosaurs, based on the most current scientific findings of the last decade.


This collection of four replica Jurassic skeletons, all found in China, includes the long-necked Omeisaurus and its main predator, Yangchuanosaurus, as well as the graceful swimming Bishanopliosaurus, and Tuojangosaurus, a relative of the North American Stegosaurus.


See over 20 fossil casts, including feathered fossil replicas that illuminate the connection between ancient dinosaurs and modern birds. Real fossil specimens include Spinosaurus and Mosasaur teeth, an Oviraptor egg, and coprolite (dinosaur poop).

Hands-On Activities

Future paleontologists can uncover their own fossil finds in the kids’ dig site, operate the controls of an animatronic Stegosaurus to learn about dinosaur anatomy, and have fun with interactive stations that explore dinosaur digestion, sounds, skin, and bones.

Dino-Tastic Birthday Parties

Members save 10% on birthday parties!

Make your birthday party a dino-mite time with a birthday party at Sloan Museum’s Courtland Center location, featuring the Dinosaurs Unearthed exhibit. Choose from one of our three birthday party packages:

- Sweet and Simple package, $100 and up
- Full Birthday package, $300 and up
- The Dino-Mite package, $450

Click for party package information.
For more information, email events@sloanlongway.org or call 810-237-3427.

Thank you to our sponsors!

The following supporters adopted dinosaurs during this special exhibit:

Jacob Ananich adopted the Pinacosaurus.
Flint Islamic Center adopted the Confuciusornis.
Moby Dick Pet Store, Inc. Waterford, MI adopted the Apatosaurus.
Streeter Brothers, Inc. Concrete Contractors adopted the Yangchuanosaurus.
Kai, Joseph, Jaxson and Sailor Streeter and Brantlee Ackert adopted the Metricanthosaurus.
Rich & Karen Serfass for Brooklyn, Brenden, Brennan and Everett adopted the Dilophosaurus.
Signs by Crannie, Inc. adopted the Yangchuanosaurus Skeleton.
Whitey’s Restaurant adopted the Protoceratops.
Landon, Charlotte and Aiden Loewen and Alice and Gabe Russell adopted the Sinosauropteryx.
Ian and Conor Gentry adopted the Angustinaripterus.
West Flint Optimist Club adopted the Triceratops.
Mott Community College adopted the Microraptor.
McLaren Health Plan adopted the Gigantoraptor.
Mass Transportation Authority adopted the Tyrannosaurus Rex Juvenile Feathered.
The Sinila Family adopted the Stegosaurus.
Nate and Jack Slisher adopted the Velociraptor.

Thank you for supporting Sloan Museum!

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