We are fortunate to live close to a great campus with some fun resources like a planetarium and great museums. One of the campus museums was offering activities for National Fossil Day. So we took the day off to go participate. Unfortunately, many of the activities were closed for various reasons that I won't get into. But we made the most of our visit and enjoyed what was available to us.
|watching archeologists restore a triceratops thigh, discovered in Montana this past summer|
|Making rubbings of ancient crustations and faux fossils|
|reproduction of a fossil made by a rhino that was caught in a lake when it flooded with lava.|
|Almost as tall as a brontosaurus' thigh bone|
|Checking out specimens on this cool microscope|
|The vent provided some comic relief|
|The kids were a little shocked at the "inappropriate" statue outside the museum. Yeah, it can catch you off guard!|