Dinopolis

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Dinópolis
Dinópolis Teruel.jpg
One of the Dinópolis buildings at Teruel.
Established 2001
Location Avda. Sagunto, Teruel, Spain
Type Paleontology
Website dinopolis.com
The entrance hall.

Dinópolis, located in Teruel, Spain,[1] is one of the largest museums of paleontology in the world.[citation needed] It also includes some attractions, restaurants and shows. The museum comprises three main exhibition halls and a research laboratory.

History[edit]

In 1998, the provincial government of Aragón established a foundation with the aim of creating exhibition facilities for the growing collection of fossils found in Teruel, at the same time stimulating tourism and hereby funding future research.[citation needed] The first building was opened in June 2001, at the main Dinópolis facility.

Exhibition halls[edit]

Dinópolis has the following exhibition halls:[citation needed]

  • Aquatic Life Hall
  • Dinosaur Hall
  • Mammal Hall
  • Hall of Meteorites

Territorio Dinópolis[edit]

The Teruel museum is part of a chain of seven such natural history museums and parks named Territorio Dinópolis, the five others being Inhóspitak at Peñarroya de Tastavins, founded in 2003, Legendark at Galve (2003), Región Ambarina at Rubielos de Mora (2004), Bosque Pétreo (2005) at Castellote, Mar Nummus, at Albarracín (2008) and Titania at Riodeva (2012).[citation needed]

Research activities[edit]

Dinópolis has an active research team, called Fundación Conjunto Paleontológico de Teruel-Dinópolis or just Fundación Dinópolis.[citation needed] One of the achievements of this team has been the description of Turiasaurus riodevensis by Royo-Torres, Cobos & Alcala, 2006.[citation needed]

In popular culture[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Territorio Dinópolis". Spain: TripAdvisor. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°19′57″N 1°04′52″W / 40.33250°N 1.08111°W / 40.33250; -1.08111