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One of the Dinópolis buildings at Teruel.
|Location||Avda. Sagunto, Teruel, Spain|
Dinópolis, located in Teruel, Spain, is one of the largest museums of paleontology in the world. It also includes some attractions, restaurants and shows. The museum comprises three main exhibition halls and a research laboratory.
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. The first building was opened in June 2001, at the main Dinópolis facility.
Dinópolis has the following exhibition halls:
- Aquatic Life Hall
- Dinosaur Hall
- Mammal Hall
- Hall of Meteorites
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).
Dinópolis has an active research team, called Fundación Conjunto Paleontológico de Teruel-Dinópolis or just Fundación Dinópolis. One of the achievements of this team has been the description of Turiasaurus riodevensis by Royo-Torres, Cobos & Alcala, 2006.
In popular culture
- An episode of Historia de España is set in Dinópolis, and also in some outcrops in Teruel.