Tuesday, July 19, 2011

New LACM Dinosaur Hall

The new series of dinosaur exhibits at the Los Angeles Museum of Natural History have now opened to the public.  The hall contains more than just dinosaurs - there is a wide variety of Mesozoic animals on display, including what is almost certainly the best mosasaur fossil in the world (Mosasaurs were fully marine lizards from the Cretaceous that often grew to enormous size).  Some excellent pterosaur fossils are also on display.  The LACM is one of our "home bases", as it were - Justin works primarily out of their collections and I fly there to do research on our joint projects a few times a year.

Here are some photos from the preview gala on the 14th of July.  This is now easily one of the best dinosaur exhibit halls in the world.  Be sure to check it out if you're in Southern California!

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