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Museum of Dinosaurs and Ancient Cultures, Cocoa Beach, Florida

The 26,000 square-foot privately owned Museum of Dinosaurs and Ancient Cultures contains two floors of exhibits on dinosaurs and ancient human cultures.

The larger, “Hall of Dinosaurs” floor is divided by period, the two larger halls belonging to the Jurassic and Cretaceous, with the Triassic hall between them. Alongside the Triassic hall there are also displays for the Permian period, prehistoric oceans, modern birds, feathered dinosaurs, and a mineral and gemstone cavern. The Jurassic hall includes over sixteen genera of dinosaurs and other animals from the time period, as well as a section devoted to plate tectonics, earthquakes, and volcanoes. The Cretaceous hall includes over nineteen genera of dinosaurs from the time period and a small Cenozoic area covering human evolution with dioramas, skeletons, and paleolithic tools.

The second floor’s “Ancient Cultures” floor is separated by region with displays for Central Africa and New Guinea, followed by larger sections for ancient Egypt, Mesoamerica, and China which include duplications of King Tutankhamun’s tomb, Terracotta Army soldiers, and Chichen Itza’s temple of warriors, alongside dozens of authentic artifacts and taxidermy animals.

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