Tuesday, July 12, 2011
NHM of Los Angeles County opens new dinosaur hall
The "dueling dinos" of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. From the Museum viaFlickr.
This Saturday, July 16, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County will fling open the doors to its brand new dinosaur hall. Luckily for those of us either too impatient to wait or too far away to see it first hand, photos from last Friday's member's only preview have been making their way online.
I've heard nothing but positive things from the handful of Facebook and Twitter friends who have been able to visit, and whenever I am able to make my way to the left coast, I'll be jazzed to pop in and see for myself. In the meantime, enjoy these photos from the preview event. The T. rex growth series mount in particular is stunning (in the extreme foreground of this first photo, you can also get the barest hint of an allosaur being thagomized). No good photos of either that mount or the Mamenchisaurus yet, which is a travesty of the highest order!
Photo by Bolt of Blue, via Flickr.
Photo by Scientia Virum, via Flickr.
Photo by Coolislandsong24, via Flickr.
Photo by Rudebigdog, via Flickr.
Carnotaurus sastrei. Photo by Rudebigdog, via Flickr.
For more on the NHM's dinosaur hall, visit the museum's site and the hall's press release [PDF], and see this story from the Daily News.