Last week JoAnn and I (and our two sons Chris and Jon) made a stop at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science to check out IMAX (the Hubble Telescope) and do a look around. We did a run through Pre-historic Journey and I took the opportunity to shoot a few pictures of a part of Fremont County’s contribution to the museum. I put these in an album which you take a quick look at. I’ve included a few here that were especially interesting.
The Stegosaurus was collected by Prof. Kessler and his students and helpers in the late 1930’s. This Stegosaurus was about 70% complete! Dr. Ken Carpenter made this display possible!
I never appreciated the displays on the world without flowers fully before. Its amazing to think about an environment that was so different, yet we still have such things as Gyngko trees today.
We do lots of presentations on Diplodocus. I noticed this great display explaining how it held up its neck which was great.
Speaking of plants that were around so long ago when the dinosaurs were here, this is a Cycad fossil.
It was an amazing discovery back in 1992 when these egg clutches were found. The same summer that the Stegosaurus was found!
It’s fun to think about the other critters that were alive back then. Sometimes we just think about dinosaurs when there is a total environment to consider.
Othnelia Rex. A small but very agile plant eater that moved about on two legs. Of course it was from Garden Park!
Make sure you check out Prehistoric Journey next time in Denver. There is a rich display of some key moments in our earth’s history.