Dinosaurs and Natural History

We visited Frankfurt’s Senckenberg Museum of Natural History and especially enjoyed its dinosaur and educational exhibits.

Little boys of all ages enjoy dinosaurs. This diplodocus dominates the room. Notice the school group sitting close to the teacher and paying attention.

diplodocus
diplodocus

The tyrannosaurus rex is a lordly king, towering over passers-by.

tyrannosaurus rex
tyrannosaurus rex

They have a fossil of a hairy dinosaur. Amazingly, the hair on the tail of this psittacosaurus has been preserved in the stone, and exposed for us to see.

psittacosaurus tail with hair
psittacosaurus tail with hair

The museum’s maps and diagrams show natural science fundamentals similar to material in the California Naturalist Handbook. This relief map shows land and oceans.

relief map of world
relief map of world

This diagram shows samples of various kinds of rocks. The green green diagram in the center shows the life cycle of rocks.

life cycle of rocks
life cycle of rocks

The next photo shows water. The top diagram shows the water life cycle: water evaporates and returns to the earth as rain, with more evaporation from the ocean than the land. The bottom pie chart shows that 97.28% of the earth’s water is salty ocean water. Of the remaining fresh water, most of it is locked up in icecaps and glaciers.

water life cycle and water distribution
water life cycle and water distribution

This exhibit discusses the Main River, today and before they started cleaning up the river, with models of the fish of the river.

Main River and its aquatic animals
Main River and its aquatic animals

The Senckenberg Museum’s natural science exhibits are very educational.

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I enjoy travel, art, food, photography, nature, California native plants, history, and yoga. I am a retired software engineer. The gravatar is a Nuttall's woodpecker that visited our backyard.

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