Fossil Day 2014 at Discovery Place

Trip Date: 
Fri, 10/24/2014
 
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Fossil Day 2014 at Discovery Place
Fossil Day 2014 at Discovery Place
Fossil Day 2014 at Discovery Place
 
 

Discovery Place 2014 Fossil Day was held at Discovery Place in Charlotte, NC from 9am to 5 pm on Saturday October 11, 2014.  The day included the opening of the Dinosaurs in Motion Exhibit headlined by an art and science exhibit of metal  work by Ashville artist, John Payne.  Payne used recycled metals to fashion life-size models of a 44 foot Tyrannosaurus Rex and a 3 horned Triceratops and others that you can control with leavers, pulleys and remote controls.  Also on hand was Dinosaur Man, Ed Bounds, who walked through the museum with hand operated puppet dinosaurs and at times, a life-sized dinosaur suit.

The NC Fossil Club was represented by Dominick and Cathy Bettini with a collection of dinosaur teeth and other fossils.  Romona Givens brought Florida and Virginia shells and shark teeth.  Jonathan and Kathy Fain and daughter brought their collection of minerals, fossils, and other interesting specimens for inspection.  Ruffin Tucker exhibited his NC Ediacaran, Edisto Beach, SC and Alabama fossils. Total visitor count for the day was 1300.  We enjoyed the crowds and the questions and comments of the attendees and appreciated the help from the great staff and volunteers at Discovery Place!

Organizers: 
Ruffin Tucker
 
 
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