Dino Trip 2003 - Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Tuesday morning Thomas and Dick headed into town to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. It was the second stop at a dino museum on our itinerary.

We found free parking across from the entrance to the Museum.

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This T. Rex skeleton greets the visitor when entering the Museum.

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We bought tickets to the Museum, the Planetarium, and to a space exploration hands-on exhibit. The Planetarium show was a tour of the solar system shown on a side-sloping wide-wide-angle screen similar to IMAX.

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The space exploration show included a demonstration of spectum decomposition and recomposition, a hands-on demonstration of a Martian dust storm, and a set of core rock samples with descriptions.

Here, Thomas touches a visitor from interplanetary space, a fragment from the iron meterorite that created the Barringer Meteor Crater in Arizona 50,000 years ago. Lynne and Dick visited the Barringer Crater in 1982.

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Later on in our visit, Dick and Thomas had ice cream bars. Thomas had his favorite, a Chocolate Eclair.

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This is the view up from the food court.

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Thomas made a donation by placing a coin in the mouth of this extinct sabertooth cat's mouth to make him roar.

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Last modified on 2003 July 19

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