Sunday, June 5, 2011


Yesterday the three of us drove to Norman to visit the OU Natural History Museum. Several people have mentioned what a good museum it is and Troy got us free tickets from work. Plus how can two geologists and a toddler fascinated with dinosaurs not like tons of dinosaur fossils!

The museum was great! We saw lots and lots of really awesome fossils and of course Luke was in awe. The three most impressive fossils were a Pentaceratops that holds the Guinness Book of World Records spot for largest dinosaur skull ever found--it's 10.5 feet tall; the Apatosaurus skeleton which is the largest of it's species ever found; and the Saurophaganax, a theropod that closely resembles a T. Rex. The other cool fact about these three fossils is that they were all discovered here in Oklahoma.
Seeing the first few fossils--Troy was probably the most excited of all of us to be there and see the exhibits!
We were also very excited to see a Pternanodon!
Looking at the Apatosaurus and Saurophaganax from the 2nd story.
Looking up at the Apatosaurus tail.
Standing next to the femur of the Apatosaurus.
The Pentaceratops with the World Record certificate on the far right.

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