VIEWS OF A FARM BOY

"alongtimeago"--Yes, it was a Long Time Ago when dinosaurs roamed the earth--I can't remember them. I think the last one died the year before I was born. But now you have a chance to see them at the Science Center of Iowa (SCI). These giant life size replicas (along with some real fossils), featuring the Tyrannosaurs, are on display until April 30-2018. The exhibit is called "Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family". This is a great outing for kids of all ages--I went just to check it out and stayed over two hours. Sometimes I say, "If you can't go I will take you there"--but I would encourage you to go in person to meet these big guys.

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December-2017


Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. (NIV) (Psalm 90:2)


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Now it's your turn to discover all the details for yourself. You can go to the big display room and read all of the plaques. You can go to the dark room and push all of the interactive buttons. You can go to an IMAX dinosaur movie.  Better yet--allow yourself time to do all of these things--It will be a great way to spend a cold winter afternoon. But don't expect to see a real live Tyrannosaurs--they lived "alongtimeago".

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Ride your bicycle to SCI and park it at the cyclosaurus bike rack. (left)

Then step inside and you will be greeted by this friendly fellow. (right)

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A little technical info in the form of cast replicas: (Left: Tyrannosaurs brain cast--small brain with a large olfactory lobe--the better to smell you with.  Center: He may have a small brain--but he has a big heart. Right: Now I'm glad this is a replica--a pile of dinosaur dung. Now that must be everything you need to know about the "Tyran."

         

Look at that smile. (left)


I think this guy is hungry. You can see his ribs. (right)

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