A chicken.

Backyard Dinosaurs connects ancient life to the modern day

biology, earth scienceZoe Harvey, Marketing Communication SpecialistSep 29, 2020

Did you know that there are dinosaurs all around us?

In this video series, Science Museum of Minnesota paleontologist Dr. Alex Hastings and ornithologist Dr. Catherine Early lead a backyard expedition to study one of the most familiar avian dinosaur: the chicken. They explore what these modern dinosaurs have in common with their ancient cousins, answer questions like "Did dinosaurs have scales or feathers?", and dig deep into how dinosaurs parented, laid eggs, and so much more.

Watch the first video above and check out the Backyard Dinosaurs playlist to get your daily dose of bird + dino knowledge.