New Nodosaur Exhibit Ribbon Cutting on May 19th
Information courtesy of | Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History
The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History proudly announces the exciting addition of a rare fossil replica to its dinosaur gallery. The ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil the nodosaur will be in the Museum, Friday, May 19, 7:30 pm, followed by a reception with live music, food, and wine as part of the opening of the special exhibit, Shells: The Elegant Armor of Mollusks.
The public is invited to join the Museum at this free event to welcome its spectacular new display.
The armored nodosaur, a type of ankylosaur, known as “Easton”, was discovered in the Late Cretaceous Lance Formation of Niobrara County, Wyoming. Nodosaurs are extremely rare, even though paleontologists have searched the Lance Formation for over a hundred years.
The original fossil has been donated to the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum for research and is not currently on exhibit. The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History is the sole exhibitor of this replica which was created to depict the excavation process.
The nodosaur was named after Binh and Shanti Pham’s son, Easton. Dr. Pham and his wife donated both the original fossil and the replica, specifically designated for the Museum.
For more information about exhibits, events, programs, and activities, please contact the Museum at 979-776-2195, visit www.brazosvalleymuseum.org, or follow on social media.
The Museum is open to visitors Tues – Sat from 10 am – 5 pm. Admission fees: adults $5; seniors/children/students $4; members and children 3 and under are free.