Saturday, February 23, 2008

Carter and the Dinosaur

Inspired by dinosaur-themed birthday gifts from cousin George and the song "Nine Bowls of Soup" from "Here Come the 1,2, 3's," we decided to visit KU's Natural History Museum today. Because Kansas was a shallow sea millions of years ago, the KU collection features fossilized remains of many aquatic creatures. The mosasaur above is the most impressive, complete skeleton, but it is joined by several other displays on the dinosaur floor. We explored the animal exhibits, including the impressive, huge display of stuffed animals that was the centerpiece of the Kansas pavilion at the Chicago World Fair in the 19th century, and also spent time in the bug room (you can see Carter crawling out of the larger-than-life worm hole below).

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