Paleo Lab NOW OPEN
Welcome to our Paleo lab where we have dinosaur specimens, a dig pit, foam dino puzzles, and an opportunity to watch our amazing paleontology team (led by Paleontologist, Ray Vodden) articulate our hadrosaur skeleton!
Our hadrosaur is lovingly called TC, after Tim McClelland, the property owner where the skeleton was found in Butte County South Dakota. It was excavated in 2001, purchased at auction by Peter Thaler, then donated to the Dayton Society of Natural History. Articulating this amazing dinosaur is quite the undertaking and will be a several year project.
We would like to thank our generous funders, the Kettering Family Philanthropies and the Tait Foundation, who made this project possible. We would also like to thank the Boonshoft team and volunteers for their hard work and dedication in realizing this amazing exhibition. We hope the Paleo Lab serves as an inspiration for curious minds to learn about the ancient past.