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Dino exhibit to open at A-State Museum

(Source: Arkansas State University) (Source: Arkansas State University)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Some big pieces of history will take over the museum at Arkansas State University this month.

The new Dinosaurs: Fossils Exposed exhibit will open April 29.

The free exhibit will feature bones and fossils of several types of dinosaurs.

You'll be able to touch full reproductions of a Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus Rex, and a Velociraptor.

The exhibit will also feature replica dinosaur eggs, footprints, and a six-foot Apatosaurus femur.

Kids will even get the chance to dig up their own fossils.

"We are thrilled to host replicas of the massive, mysterious creatures," Curator of Education Jill Kary said. "This exhibit will enable us as educators to mix facts with fun while stirring our guests' imaginations."

The exhibit was made possible by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation and a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The A-State Museum is open Monday and Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tuesday from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. -5 p.m.

For more information, you can contact Jill Kary at jkary@astate.edu or give her a call at (870) 972-2074.

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