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Pterosaur Exhibit & special Tours at Natural History Museum

August 12, 2016
Pterosaurs at L.A. Co. Museum of Natural History

Pterosaurs at L.A. Co. Museum of Natural History

If you haven’t seen this exhibit, don’t wait. If you like flying things, you’ll love this. The 125 known species of pterosaurs are not ancestors of birds, but they had the same evolutionary problems to solve.

Anhanguera blittersdorffi in flight (Doug Waterman 8-10-16)

A hungry Anhanguera blittersdorffi in flight (Doug Waterman 8-10-16)

Pterosaur egg (top) & fish (Doug Waterman 8-10-16)

Pterosaur egg (top) & fish fossils
(Doug Waterman 8-10-16)

It’s fascinating to see how they did it and to contemplate the close similarities and vast differences which exist between these two evolutionary lines. Exhibit ends October 2.

Read all about it.
Go here to get your tickets or to become a museum member.

 

Daily Museum Tours for Everyone, free with paid ticket!
Link to Museum Calendar for complete details, including the items below:
The Museum presents four free tours daily.
1PM – Gallery Exploration Tour** – Meet at dueling dinosaurs at entrance.
In NHM’s award-winning tour, a Gallery Interpreter takes you on a journey featuring an intriguing new topic each day.
2PM – Gallery Highlights Tour – Meet at dueling dinosaurs at entrance.
Join a Gallery Interpreter to explore fascinating highlights of the Museum, including the Dinosaur Hall.
3PM – Meet a Live Animal – Level G Nature Lab
Greet a menagerie of animals, from snakes to tortoises to bugs.
4PM – Nature Walk – Level G Nature Lab
Walk through the Nature Gardens to explore the amazing biodiversity of life that also calls L.A. home.

Plus:
The Butterfly Garden will return September 16 – October 16, opening daily at 11AM.
Other events changing daily, including Dinosaur Encounters.

**Our 1PM Gallery Highlights Tour, led by Jessie, a very nice and knowledgeable young woman, was titled Mythology Unraveled: By looking at mythical creatures we are able to grasp humanity’s drive to understand the natural world. Through discussion of mythical creatures and seeing their real-life counterparts in the museum, we’ll explore the importance of tangible evidence, interpretation and that imaginative curiosity.
[Chuck Almdale]

 

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