NEW YORK, N Y.-
The American Museum of Natural History
launched DINOSAURS iPAD: The American Museum of Natural History Collections, the Museums first app designed specifically for the iPad. DINOSAURS: iPAD expands on the Museums inaugural app, DINOSAURS: The American Museum of Natural History Collections for iPhone® and iPod®, by offering even more in-depth information and larger images of eight favorite dinosaurs: Allosaurus, Anatotitan, Apatosaurus, Edmontosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus, Protoceratops Stegosaurus, and Styracosaurus, as well as accounts of their discovery by such famed dinosaur hunters as Barnum Brown, Walter Granger, and Peter Kaisen. Over time, the app will be updated with new chapters to cover all 36 dinosaurs in the Museums collection.
DINOSAURS: iPAD also features an opening screen mosaic of nearly 1,000 separate high-resolution images and unique social networking functionality, encouraging aspiring paleontologists of all ages to explore the Museums world-famous fossil collection and to engage in real-time conversations with other users from home, in the field, or in the classroom.
The latest in a series of apps that highlight the Museums storied collections and bring its world-class holdings to a global audience, DINOSAURS: iPAD can be purchased for $2.99 at the iTunes Store. All proceeds will directly benefit the Museums scientific and educational programs.
DINOSAURS iPAD is also a fun, interactive way to expand and refresh dinosaur knowledge in advance of the Museums major new exhibition, The Worlds Largest Dinosaurs (April 16, 2011January 2, 2012), which will take visitors beyond the bones and into the amazing anatomy of a uniquely super-sized group of dinosaurs who thrived for 140 million years: the long-necked and long-tailed sauropods, which ranged in size from 15 to 150 feet long. With innovative, interactive exhibitsincluding a life-sized, detailed model of a 60-foot MamenchisaurusThe Worlds Largest Dinosaurs will draw on the latest science to take visitors inside these giants bodies and answer the intriguing questions of how such extremely large animals breathed, ate, moved, and survived.
Other apps from the Museum include DINOSAURS: The American Museum of Natural History Collections for iPhone® and iPod® touch; Cosmic Discoveries, which lets users explore the mysteries of our universe via an interactive photo-mosaic comprising 1,000 stunning images; and American Museum of Natural History Explorer, which pinpoints a users location and offers turn-by-turn directions through more than 500,000 square feet of public space.