We know it as a land of snow and ice, but Antarctica was once a lush, forested environment—and home to dinosaurs.

Venture into dramatically different landscapes, from Antarctica 255 million years ago to the extreme conditions expedition teams encounter there today. Following in the footsteps of our scientists, discover fossils unearthed as recently as 2011—including two dinosaur species that are new to science.

Transported back to the Jurassic, stand beside a life-sized model of Cryolophosaurus, a 26-foot-long meat-eating theropod dinosaur. (Its distinctive crest earned Cryolophosaurus the nickname “Elvisaurus.”) Go back even further in time to meet the animals and plants that made Antarctica home before the dinosaurs, and step into their world.