Thursday, April 22, 2010

New at the National Museum of Natural History

The National Museum of Natural History, part of the Smithsonian Insititution, opens a brand new dinosaur exhibit next Wednesday, April 28. "Dinosaurs in Our Backyard" focuses especially on those dinosaurs local to the Baltimore/ Washington DC area.

Photo from the Smithsonian Institution Archives, via Flickr.

The fossils come from Prince George County, Maryland's Dinosaur Park, which was dedicated just last fall. To learn more about efforts to preserve important localities like Dinosaur Park - in particular a quarry that is New Jersey's only window into the Mesozoic - click here. The Baltimore Sun's report on the dedication of Dinosaur Park is here.

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