Virginia Museum of Natural History

Trip Date: 
Sat, 01/24/2015
 
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Virginia Museum of Natural History
Virginia Museum of Natural History
Virginia Museum of Natural History
Virginia Museum of Natural History
Virginia Museum of Natural History
Virginia Museum of Natural History
Virginia Museum of Natural History
Virginia Museum of Natural History
Virginia Museum of Natural History
Virginia Museum of Natural History
Virginia Museum of Natural History
Virginia Museum of Natural History
Virginia Museum of Natural History
Virginia Museum of Natural History
Virginia Museum of Natural History
Virginia Museum of Natural History
Virginia Museum of Natural History
Virginia Museum of Natural History
Virginia Museum of Natural History
Virginia Museum of Natural History
Virginia Museum of Natural History
Virginia Museum of Natural History
 
 

The Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville, VA celebrated celebrated Dino Days from 9 am to 3 pm on January 24, 2015 with an animatronic Tyranasaurus rex, life-sized dinosaur skeleton casts and a flying Pteranadon with a 20 ft. wing span. The museum has material from the Carolina Solite Quarry in Cascade, VA.  The quarry is a Triassic site that has produced insect, plant and reptile fossils of 225 million year ago.  They also have the Boxley Quarry stromatolite that is nearly 6 ft. tall and is 500 million years old.  The NC Fossil Club was represented by Ruffin Tucker and Ramona Krailler.

Parents, teachers and kids arrived early and a number stayed to the close at 3pm.  Ruffin and Ramona had a great time answering questions and received  expressions of appreciation for sharing their fossil collections and  fossil information.  The crowd was estimated at 500 attendees.

 
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