A GREAT Opportunity to Feel Small
Smilodon, Paraceratherium, Megatherium... They all lived on Earth after the dinosaurs. Do you know them?
66 million years ago, the impact of a meteorite caused the extinction of countless animal species: dinosaurs, plesiosaurs, mosasaurs, and more. A chance for some small animals that had previously lived in the shadow of the giants! They diversified, and some of them grew to gigantic sizes.
GIANTS invites you on a journey through time, from the Paleogene to the Quaternary. Meet eleven animals of spectacular dimensions, like Otodus megalodon, the mightiest shark of all time, and Gigantopithecus blacki, the Asian monkey whose size is equivalent to three orangutans.
Admire six life-sized 3D animal representations and five (almost) complete skeletons, and, like a paleontologist, conduct your own research with interactive elements and multimedia images. Explore the lives of these giants. Who are they? What advantages did their immense size provide them? What are the reasons for their extinction?
Other giants have replaced them since... but for how long? Many contemporary giants, such as elephants, rhinoceroses, or whales, are under pressure...
- Ideal for families and students aged 9 and above
- Approximately 1 hour
- Included in the admission ticket
- Point 7 on the map
More about GIANTS
Research and collections
Ecosystems over time
Research theme: using fossil evidence from the deep past informs on changes in climate and on other physical variables that have triggered biotic events (extinctions, recoveries, radiations...).