VMNH Dino Festival

Trip Date: 
Sat, 07/22/2017

Dino Day was a 2 day nod to the life and various times of the dinosaur giants.  It opened at 3 pm to 8 pm on Friday, July 21 and from 9am to 3 pm on Saturday, July 22, 2017.  The Danville, VA Science Museum had a table, Lynchburg College Department of Environmental Sciences had a sign up for a summer trip to the west to work a dinosaur site.  The museum had a cast of a life size Stegosaurus ca 155 million years ago.  They had cast of bones that showed a tyrannosaurus rex and a Triceratops engaged in combat. The Triceratops lived. Dr. Heckert and crew were there with some of Appalachian State dino skulls and bones.  Dr. Alex Hastings,  Asst. Curator of Paleontology with the VMNH, presented, "Dinosaur Hunters: Search for Ancient Giants" and Dr. Heckert presented "Tales of Triceratops".  Ruffin Tucker displayed his general collection showing Alabama Cincosaurus prints and South Carolina fossil animals and was displaying beside a display of a muskox killed by a saber toothed tiger and a number of small animal skeletons including 2 giant beavers which compared nicely with his modern beaver and section of giant beaver tooth.  Attendance for the 2 days was 2136.   

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