Dinosaur exhibition in Minnesota, USA


This video says about itself:

Dinosaur egg fossils – Walking with Dinosaurs: Ballad of Big Al – BBC

Scientists step back 145 million years to tell the story of ‘Big Al’, a complete skeleton of an adolescent Allosaurus found in Wyoming in 1991. The story starts in the Atlantic coast of Portugal where the discovery of remarkable fossils of dinousaur egg shells shed light on how Big Al was born.

From the Post-Bulletin in Minnesota in the USA:

Family Time: Exhibit explores dinosaur family life

Thursday, February 27, 2014 9:32 am

Lindy Lange, life@postbulletin.com

It’s all about family at Quarry Hill Nature Center‘s “Hatching the Past: Dinosaur Eggs & Babies.” With a focus on dinosaur family life, the month-long special exhibit features replicas of baby dinosaurs and dinosaur eggs as well as three life-size pteranodon models.

“Everyone loves dinosaurs and everyone loves babies,” said Pam Meyer, Quarry Hill Nature Center executive director. “This exhibit looks at dinosaur family life, how they cared for their young, and what we can tell about it from fossils and eggs.”

“Hatching the Past” is Quarry Hill’s fifth large-scale fossil exhibit. The first was Stan, the Tyrannosaurus rex, in 2006. Other exhibits included a giant sea turtle, a wooly mammoth and a giant ground sloth. Altogether, nearly 75,000 visitors have enjoyed the exhibits.

“That’s why people enjoy these exhibits so much — they make people think and ask questions. It puts them in the mindset of scientific observation,” Meyer said. “At ‘Hatching the Past,’ there’s a lot for families to explore and learn about.”

The exhibit also features family-friendly dig pits, where kids can practice their junior paleontologist skills, and a giant dinosaur nest, where kids can dress up like a dinosaur and play dinosaur mom and dad.

“We’ve kept admission the same as it’s been for a number of years so it’s affordable and accessible to families,” Meyer said. “And it’s right here in your own backyard at your neighborhood nature center. All proceeds go right back into the nature center. Not only are you going to have a great time, but you’re supporting a great organization.”

The exhibit is open daily. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children.

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