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Monday, April 26, 2010

The "DC" stands for "Dinosaur Central"!

Anyone who knows me knows that when it comes to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (SNMNH), I'm an old pro. Having lived in the Washington, DC area my entire life, I've spent a great deal of time exploring the fossil halls there, and since the unveiling of "Hatcher", the world's first anatomically accurate digital dinosaur, not a whole lot has been added to the dinosaur hall. Well, all of that is about to change with the displaying of a new exhibit case this week.

Exhibit Case: Dinosaurs in Our Backyard

Location: First Floor, Fossil Halls
One Exhibit Case: April 28, 2010 - Indefinite

From 225 to 65 million years ago, dinosaurs lived everywhere on Earth—including around Washington, D.C. This case explores how scientists piece together information about dinosaur biology, ecology, and evolution from fossil specimens, and the important contributions amateur collectors make to the Museum’s collections and knowledge. Visitors can see a unique skeleton impression of a baby dinosaur of a species new to science.

Get down there and have a look, and don't forget to explore the rest of the SNMNH's exhibits!

Allosaurus at the Smithsonian, from Wikimedia Commons.

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