Dinosaurs at the Burke Museum

26 Feb

So you never had the chance to take Dinosaurs 101 at the UW? I didn’t either. (shucks). But if you’re looking for a Steven Spielberg-worthy Saturday afternoon, hop down to the Burke Museum and check out this special presentation by the museum. The more impressive dinosaur artifacts are being brought out and discussed for this afternoon. Likewise, there will be special activities discussing fossils that can be found throughout the Northwest.

New this year: See the incredible, 21-foot-long, 145 million year old ichthyosaur fossil recently installed in the museum. Get up close to the newest giant marine reptile, the nothosaur, which will be on view inside its crate for the first time in the Burke lobby.

Indulge your inner child and help break open actual shale rock with UW paleontologists. Find a fossil and you get to take it home (assuming it isn’t Holy-Grail stature).

Information provided by: http://www.washington.edu/burkemuseum/events/dinoday2008/index.php

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