Tucked into a corner of one of the display cases in our dinosaur hall is one of the rarest dinosaur fossils in the world. On loan to the Las Vegas Natural History Museum by the folks at the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm is a beautiful specimen of the track left by a swimming dinosaur. As you can imagine, it would be almost impossible to preserve one of these, so please stop and take a look at this very special fossil. You can see more of these, along with lots of other dinosaur tracks at the St. George museum. The video below, narrated by paleontologist Josh Bonde, shows this amazing fossil.
Did you ever wonder if all those fossil bones you see in a museum look that way when they are found? The answer is "No Way"! Most dinosaur bones are found crusted with all kinds of different rock, mud or sand. It can take just a few hours to get a bone out of the ground, and many weeks of work to clean and prepare it so it looks great in your museum. To see a step-by-step look at preparing a fossil, CLICK HERE