Before the Bone Wars: Dinosaurs of the National Capital Region
Features of the Exhibit
|This exhibit was featured in an article Maryland dinosaur relics on display in The Sun on November 24, 2000, pg 12B.
Highlights of article
- This is the largest collection of dinosaur related items from Maryland and the District of Columbia
- The exhibit includes fossils from the Triassic, Jurassic, Upper and Lower Crustaceous periods
- Includes a cast of a tooth from Astrodon johnstoni
- Dinofest opened in Chicago on December 1, 2000 and continued through January 7, 2001
Activities for Children
- Photo opportunities with dinosaur and paleontologist cutouts
- "Touch a fossil" -- a chance to touch real dinosaur bones and other fossils
- Amber block -- look for trapped "fossils"
- "Walk like a dinosaur" -- a chance to compare visitor's stride and footprints to those of a dinosaur
- Dinosaur tracks you can touch
- A fossil cycadeoid -- a giant fossil tree you can touch
- Videotapes of local fossil expeditions
- Picture books of local fossil expeditions
- Newspaper articles of local dinosaur finds
- Paintings by Gregory S. Paul, the noted local artist who worked on "Jurassic Park"
- Drawings and paintings by other local artists
- History of dinosaur discoveries in the National Capital Region
- Clay models made by local school children from clay in which dinosaur fossils were found
- More than 100 fossil specimens including dinosaur bones, teeth and tracks