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2016           Make it Big, Make it Small, Makeful, (children’s documentary)

2015           Dino Hunt Canada, History Television (documentary)

2014           Museum Diaries, TV Ontario (documentary)

2011            Museum Secrets, History Television (documentary)

2011             Back to the Cretaceous, Daily Planet (7 min. segment)

2009            DinoLab II, Discovery Channel (1-hr documentary)

2008            Milk River Dino, Daily Planet (7 min. segment)

2008           Quetzalcoatlus, Daily Planet (7 min. segment)

2007            Barosaurus and the new ROM dinosaur galleries, Daily Planet (7 min. segment)

2007           Unearthing A Monster, Discovery Channel Web Interactive


David Evans filming the children's television show Now You Know in 2014

Filming the children’s television show “Now You Know” in 2011



Nov 9, 2012         Dino Discovered by Canadian Researchers, Canada AM, CTV

Nov 8, 2012         Canadian Researchers Find new Dinosaur Species, Direct CTV News


June, 2014            Mammal body size, Quirks and Quarks, CBC Radio Canada

June, 2009            Dino body size, Quirks and Quarks, CBC Radio Canada

Jan, 2006               Lambeosaurine crest function, Quirks and Quarks, CBC Radio Canada


Watch experts uncover Zuul, the new dinosaur going on display at the ROM in December (CBC news, 9/19/2018)

Dinosaurs for sale: How fossil business impacts science (CBC news, 09/11/2015)

Dino Hunt Canada shows off our nation’s history of prehistoric discovery (National Post, 12/03/2012)

Canada’s Newest Dinosaur and ‘Alien Horned’ Beast (CBC news, 25/02/2015)

Dinosaur Researchers Say They’re in a ‘Golden Age’ of Discovery (NBC news, 26/12/2014)

2 Ton ‘Alien’ Horned Dinosaur Discovered (LiveScience, 08/11/2012)

Canadian Scientists Identify two new species of  dinosaurs (National Post, 12/03/2012)

ROM Exhibition to Feature Little-Known Dinosaurs (Toronto Star, 23/02/2012)

190-million-year-old dinosaur nesting site found (CBC News, 23/1/2012)

ROM’s Dinosaur-Hunter, Deep in Alberta’s Badlands (Toronto Star, 7/8/11)

Dinosaur-age bones unearthed in Yukon’s Peel River area (CBC News)

Giant Dinosaur Skeleton Found in Museum Drawers (LiveScience)

ROM’s random bones a Jurassic perk (Toronto Star)

Key to Function of Dinosaur Crests Found in Brain Structure (National Science Foundation)

Zoologist narrows roles for duck-billed dino’s crest (CBC News)


Installation of the Temerty Dinosaur Gallery at the ROM, 2007

James and Louise Temerty Galleries of the Age of Dinosaurs, ROM

Stand in the shadow of mighty T. rex… or underneath Gordo, the enormous Barosaurus… or beside our famous hadrosaur Parasaurolophus. No matter what the first stop on your dinosaur journey will be, you’ll enter a gallery showcasing one of the world’s best collections. Hundreds of specimens welcome you to ROM’s permanent dinosaur gallery, and its  bursting with iconic and unusual dinosaurs, fossilized plants, insects and marine life. At the time dinosaurs lived, they shared the planet with other life on land, in the sea and in the air. Trace the development, relationships and legacy of all creatures that lived during the Age of Dinosaurs.

Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants of Gondwana

This major exhibition features dinosaurs you’ve never seen before, displayed in ways you’ve never seen before. Created by the ROM, this new exhibition makes its world premiere in Toronto on June 23. This scientifically rigorous, cutting-edge exhibition is based on ground-breaking new research and takes you on a journey through the ancient land of Gondwana. Meet the world’s largest and strangest dinosaurs as you journey back in time to the Mesozoic era and learn how plate tectonics and drifting continents promoted the evolution of these bizarre creatures in what is modern-day Africa, Madagascar and South America. This exhibition is currently on international tour.

Cretaceous Africa section of the Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants from Gondwana exhibition.

Cretaceous Africa section of  Ultimate Dinosaurs


Dino Hunt Canada: New Dino Discovered

This exhibit documents the process by which scientists go about discovering and naming new species of fossil animals. It uses the discovery of the early large-bodied horned dinosaur Wendiceratops (Evans and Ryan, 2015) to make the process come alive, with the highlight of the exhibit a full-size skeletal reconstruction of this spectacularly adorned new dinosaur. This discovery was also featured on History Channel’s television series Dino Hunt Canada.


Mounted skeleton of Wendiceratops in the New Dino Discovered exhibit at the ROM.


Dinosaur Eggs & Babies: Remarkable Fossils from South Africa, ROM

This exhibit at the ROM offers a rare opportunity to see real prosauropod eggs and babies from South Africa. The 190 million year old fossils provide invaluable information on the reproduction and growth of dinosaurs, and reveal in amazing detail the story of how an early dinosaur grew up, from a tiny egg to a 20-foot-long adult. As one of the most exciting finds in dinosaur palaeontology and the oldest dinosaur nests with embryos ever found, this ongoing project is continuing to reveal new insights into dinosaur reproduction.

Dinosaur Eggs & Babies Exhibit at the ROM


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Research at the ROM: Dinosaurs in Alberta’s Badlands

Video Podcast (40.3MB, 4m 55s)

Iconic Barosaurus
This rare, long-necked sauropod skeleton is the largest mounted dinosaur in Canada (90 feet long) and one of the Royal Ontario Museum’s iconic objects.

Video Podcast (20.72MB, 2m 56s)

Constructing the Barosaurus
January 4, 2008
Watch the construction of Gordo, the Barosaurus skeleton mounted in the James and Louise Temerty Galleries of the Age of Dinosaurs. The real fossil specimen is the largest dinosaur mounted in Canada at almost 27.5 metres (90 feet) in length.

Widescreen Video Podcast (4.2MB, 2m 04s)

The ROM Welcomes Gordo the Barosaurus

December 21, 2007
Associate Curator, David Evans introduces the ROM’s new Barosaurusas it is being installed in the James and Louise Temerty Galleries of the Age of Dinosaurs. Discover how it was found and what makes this skeleton so unique to the collection.

Video Podcast (11.9MB, 3m 25s)


If you are interested in supporting any of these research or field projects, please make a donation to the lab through the Dinosaur Research Institute, a non-profit volunteer-run organization that raises funds for Canadian dinosaur research.

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