"Will I be charged when placing a pre-order?"
No, you will not be charged until your Mini Museum is ready to ship, but you will need to provide a credit card.
"When will pre-orders ship?"
Based on the current production schedule, we expect to begin shipping pre-orders in May 2020. Please note that each Mini Museum is made by hand so the schedule can change. If that happens, we'll let you know by email. As noted above, you will not be charged until your Mini Museum is ready to ship.
Mini Museum Age of Dinosaurs is a subject-matter focused collection, a deep dive into one of the most epic periods of time in the history of our planet: the Mesozoic Era!
A breathtaking collection, Age of Dinosaurs is paced across one hundred and eighty-five million years, with animals, plants, and continents alike set in motion, adrift in a world sea.
Beginning with the near extinction of all life on Earth, we’ll witness the struggle to rebound even as the surface of the planet tears itself apart.
Adorned with feathers and scales, species will radiate and blossom in unparalleled variety, and by tooth and claw... life will find a way.
While exploring geological wonders and delicate treasures, we'll study the lords of air and sea and visit with each major family of dinosaurs, from birth to death and all the steps in between.
You will hold the largest creatures to ever walk the Earth and the most powerful predators of all time, and then, when we’ve reached the end, we’ll think deeply about where our own future might lead as life once more succumbs to a fiery cataclysm.
This is the Mesozoic Era. This is the Age of Dinosaurs!
In total, there are 35 specimens in the Age of Dinosaurs collection, making it our largest since the First Edition!
If you look closely at the image above, you'll notice that the Large and Small versions have a few differences. In this section, we've provided a chart of all the specimens in the collection and the versions in which they appear. Detailed descriptions and images of each item in the collection appears further down the page.
As with past editions, the Large and the Small versions will arrive in a handsome Display Box, protected by a Custom Microfiber Pouch.
Each Mini Museum also comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and a 160-page, hardbound book we call the Companion Guide.
The Companion Guide is a starting point for learning more about the specimens in the collection, details about our process, and additional references so that you can continue exploring on your own. The white cover is also useful when displaying the Mini Museum to larger groups, or when you have a teething raptor on your hands.
The Touch is a special version of the Mini Museum where all of the specimens are accessible for careful study. As pictured here, the Age of Dinosaurs Touch version comes in a classic, glass-topped riker display case. The public release of the Touch includes the same 32 specimens featured in the Large acrylic version.
Please Note: The Touch is not a toy and it is not intended for children. The specimens can be removed from their individual acrylic jars for careful study. We say "careful study" here because many are quite delicate.
Click the pictures below to reveal more details about each specimen.