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Friday, May 19, 2017

Utah Field House of Natural History


What better place to spend some time when snowflakes are falling outside?

Ahh, very nice and warm inside.

The exhibits were nicely done and I had the place all to myself.

At the senior discount ticket price of $3.50 I was really enjoying myself. 
   
Turtles and tortoises are quite abundant in fossil form for the carapace preserves very well. 
The inside of a tortoise I found interesting.

I liked this wall of plant fossils the best.
That would be so cool to have in your home.


A six-horned saber toothed herbivore. 
I'll not try to write out the scientific names for these animals.

Anyway, what they think they looked like.

Not all animals of the past were so strange looking and this little guy they felt traveled in large groups or herds for there are numerous individuals together in fossil finds.

All good things eventually come to an end.  A school bus of elementary school kids arrived and the screaming, shrieking and yelling reverberating off the museum walls as if being inside a large enclosed metal container forced me outside in the cold with the snowflakes.


3 comments:

  1. That field house is worth spending some time indeed.

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  2. Thet made some nice displays there. School kids seems not to be able quiet anymore, a lack of education of the teachers or the parents?

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  3. Snowflakes? really? We just had 2 days of very hot 30C weather here! Cooler today.
    I'd love to look around at those displays, especially the wall of plant fossils.

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