This week we’ve been moving dinosaur specimens from our old facility on Douglas Avenue to our new building on Starling Avenue in preparation for Dino Day this Saturday. In addition to all sorts of children’s activities, we’ll be exhibiting more than a dozen dinosaur bones that are usually kept in storage, including several that have never before been on display.
As part of the activities, we’ll be opening the field jacket shown above for the first time. This huge scapulocoracoid (shoulder blade) from a sauropod dinosaur was collected by VMNH near Shell, Wyoming in 2002 (thanks to volunteer Tim Dooley who took a break from cleaning the lab in order to serve as a scale).
Below is the same bone while being excavated in 2002 with volunteer Wendell Keyes (Wendell did most of the excavation work on this specimen).