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  1. Teylers Museum of Wonders

    Teylers, Museum of Wonder The oldest museum in the Netherlands 1784 and is located in Haarlem. The collection contains early laboratory equipment , fossils and paintings. Fossil Rooms This wing of the museum was opened in 1885. Many of the fossil in this collection was used for Darwin’s the Origin of Species. Giant Salamander, when this fossil was found only the head and spine were visible, and was thought to be part of a human skeleton. Playing into the belief that it was proof of when fossils were regarded as evidence of the Biblical Flood. In 1811 however French scientist Cuvier chiselled a layer of stone away and revealed the front legs of a giant salamander. more beauties Incredible
  2. Iron Hill Museum Fossil ID

    I recently took a trip to the Iron Hill Museum in Newark, Delaware. (Which has amazing displays by the way. Its small, but fascinating.) There, I bought a small bag of about 10 fossils. I knew what most of them were, but there are a few I am unsure of what they actually are. I was wondering if anyone on the Forum could help me. All I know is that all of the Fossils were found in either Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania. Unfortunately I will have to upload these each in separate posts as it won't let me upload more than 3.95 MB. (Yell at me all you want if you have found a way around it.) 1. This one I was told that this is some kind of bone fragment. 2. This is also another bone fragment. 3. I think this is a bone fragment. 4. I know this is a vertebra but I am not sure what kind. I am pretty sure it is marine. 5. This is some kind of tooth. 6. No idea.
  3. Recently went in a trip to the Field Museum in Chicago where they had two new exhibits showcased: Antarctica dinosaurs and their new dinosaur, Patagotitan. Here are some pictures of the insanely massive sauropod nicknamed Maximo. This skeleton is just a replica, however they do have a few authentic bones on display: In the pictures you may also notice a life-size Quetzolacanthus hovering in the corner.
  4. CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM DESIGNATED AS MARYLAND STATE PALEONTOLOGY CENTER http://www.calvertmarinemuseum.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=278&ARC=418
  5. Took a trip out to South Carolina today to visit the Campbell Geology Museum! It wasn't big, but honestly I was surprised by how many really cool specimens they had. Pictures to follow:
  6. Museum of Paraćin

    Zdravo! I took a little trip to the my hometown's Museum.It's pretty small Museum but it has a lot of things to offer: Things from the Celtic,Roman,Vinča and Serbian Culture. But above all i love the most fossils that were found here in Paraćin...U can see here Bones from Mammoths,Cave Bears,mollars from a Wooly rhino ...etc...But the most fascinating thing is the skull of a Diplocynodon moraviensis,the Aligatoroid that was found in Popovac . Hope you guys enjoy
  7. Visited the Natural History Museum in Salt Lake this past week. They have a good display of Dinosaurs and Fossils. The first thing you see when you enter is the Lab. There are workers prepping fossils and they have some displays to see. They also have a monitor to show what they are seeing under the microscopes.
  8. I took a trip last week to one of my favorite museums in the world, New York’s American Museum of Natural History. This museum is a must for any fossil lover when in New York. My pictures do it no justice and most of my pictures didnt come out because of glare from the sun on the glass displays, but here is a quick look of what is inside. PS- if you go onto google maps and use the street view function you can take a virtual tour of most of the museum. The fossils are on the fourth floor.
  9. Museum in Fruita Colorado

    While on my road trip to Utah I stopped at the Museum in Fruita Colorado. This place is just off I-70 on the western side of the state. It is a small museum dedicated to Dinosaurs. They have a lot of displays that include those found locally. Just south of the museum is a place called Dinosaur Hill. This place has produced a lot of finds including a large Apatosaurus a 70 foot long 30 ton Dinosaur found by Elmer Riggs in 1900. Below are plaques commemorating his discovery.
  10. Museum of Ancient Life

    I am currently spending some time in Salt Lake doing some snow skiing. Not much snow sad to say. I made a trip The Museum of Ancient Life in Lehi Utah and thought I would share some of the specimens that they have on display. It's a nice play with about 60 Dinosaurs on display. They also have a lot of small fossils from the Utah and surrounding states. The nice thing is that a lot are hands on displays and are up close and personal. You really get a good representation of their size. First thing one sees upon entering. You are encouraged to touch. Shot of the guys working on a current project. Outside the lab is a jacketed specimen. And yes you can touch.
  11. Found some fossilized critters downtown Charleston SC Museum of Natural History - College of Charleston
  12. This past weekend was the 50th annual Rutgers Geology Museum open house, which was an excellent opportunity to attend guest lectures by professionals and also a chance see the museum's collection. The event was very well attended, and in between lectures (the lecture by Dr. Isaiah Nengo on his work with Nyanzapithecus alesi was excellent) seeing the museum was a hurried, crowded affair. The museum building is a tall 19th century structure with many large tall windows, so on this sunny Saturday sun glare on the glass cases was unfortunately a real and unavoidable problem. Nevertheless, I made an effort to get some photos of the museum to share with TFF. The Mastodon is a Salem County NJ find. Particularly exciting for me as a huge fan of Phytosaurs was seeing their specimen of Rutiodon manhattenensis, which despite its specific name was found on the New Jersey side of the Hudson. Yet another example of New York stealing New Jersey's credit! Hidden in a corner (it was packed in there, things crammed into corners to make room for tables) was a skull of Mosasaurus "maxmimus" which I'd have loved to known more about since it was apparently a New Jersey find. Alas, no more info than that. Next to it was a cast of the original find Mosasaurus hoffmanii from the Netherlands, which was neat to see in real scale.
  13. The Pickle Jars

    Hi TFF Last year I spent a hole afternoon with one of the curators of the Natural History Museum London. I had a behind the scenes look at the Museum's fascinating zoology collection preserved in spirit. We explore some of the Darwin Centre’s 27 kilometres of shelves,encounter numerous treasures hidden among the 22 million animal specimens housed here. with the highlight been a 8.62-metre-long giant squid court in the Falklands Islands and a very good look at some of the specimens collected by Charles Darwin himself . I did get to hold Darwin's now pickled pet octopus , First 3 photos are the Giant Squid 3,4,5 specimens specimens by Darwin the rest is assorted pickles jars thank you all for looking cheers Bobby
  14. Hi Everyone, I am trying to figure out my summer plans right now. I'm going to be going into my senior year of highschool. I'm hoping to spend the summer or part of the summer focusing on fossils and paleontology. My dream would be to find a program where housing is provided that i could be out in the field collecting fossils. In my dream world, fossils to study and keep for myself, but again, realistically, just any work out in the field collecting and searching for fossils. I am especially interested in fossils from the miocene period but I would be perfectly content to go collecting and maybe even study fossils from other periods. I'm not terribly interested in plant fossils, but everything from ammonites to trilobites to shark teeth to mammals is of great interest to me. I live in Massachusetts so it would most likely have to be out of state in which case it would need to be something that could provide housing. Doesn't have to be an official job with a specific museum or anything. Maybe a job or internship at a fossil quarry or something like that. Maybe working with a museum to go on collection trips. That kind of thing would be amazing. Any advice or leads would be a tremendous help. Thanks in advance!
  15. Okay guys, I’ve managed to get some cheap air tickets (£20) to Milan from the UK. Airbnb was good to me too at £25 a night. Anyone know of any sites, museums or shops in the area?
  16. I know it's not nice to gloat about one's good deeds, but since TFF assigned a special place for that , it would be silly not to use the opportunity to share with others. Today I delivered to the Geological Museum in Warsaw a part of my collection that I decided to donate to them - I didn't know that I should take a picture of the specimens donated, so in the attachment a picture from another event showing a part of fossils that went to the Museum and a thank you letter from them. The collection comprised both Polish, as well as foreign specimens. I hope to see them one day on display
  17. After visiting the Natural History Museum in Oxford England last year, I really recommend it, London eat your heart out. Easy to get to via train, within walking distance of rail station. I think the displays of fossils are well laid out around the outside of the gallery as well as the larger ones in the middle. I hope to take more photos of the displays as I am going again this year. Well worth a visit, prefer it to the NHM in London. Their website is: http://www.oum.ox.ac.uk/
  18. Dear friends, This time i'd like to show something big, as for Baltic amber - If inclusion got 22mm - its a monster ! And especially plant in this condition is very very rare becouse plants often died on resin surface and also they are often totally oxidised becouse of being close to surface or partially in amber and partially on surface. Extinct Glyptostrobus europaeus 22mm is a museum quality example, i was confirm ID with great specialist, author of books about Baltic Ambers - Carsten Grohn. He said to me - .. What a shame Personally i love botanical inclusions, they are much more rare as i said but also showing how was looks like "amber forest" more than 40 millions years ago. Sadly i cant upload more pictures in this way but i dont want cut them and upload to galery becouse quality gonna be bad. Have a nice watching Artur PS - I am sorry for my sad english.
  19. http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-41012226
  20. Museum of Ancient Life

    Convinced my wife and her family to visit the Museum of Natural History in Lehi, Utah a mere twenty minute drive from my parent-in-laws. This place is amazing and I would highly recommend the trip. I'm posting some pictures now and more later. The view when you first walk in is breathtaking. Massive Quetzalcoatlus above. One of my personal favorites is in the main lobby. A complete Dunkleostus head that has been repaired. Largest armored Placoderm of the Devonian. A closeup of the Dunkleostus. This one is for @GeschWhat Really neat fossils. There's a set of pyritized brachiopods towards the top that looked really good. Belemnites, coprolite, and a fish from Wyoming. Hey it's me! I wish... Really need display of modern paleontologists. I would do anything to dig up a dinosaur of that magnitude. There's a nice Estwing hammer in the middle. One of my favorite parts of the museum is the fossil lab. I had the chance to walk through it a few years ago and will never forget the experience. A Sauropod the team has been working on from Utah. A completed segment of the Sauropod. Sauropod heel. This was massive. Really neat to see all the completed fossils from the laboratory. There's a real live paleontologist! Masked his face to for anonymity. He was working on that vertebrae under the light. Massive Xiphactinus recreation. So glad those aren't around in our lakes and rivers anymore. Giant Diatryma recreation. It's hard to believe these massive carnivorous birds where once the apex predators of the Eocene. The age of the man eating turkeys! Well man wasn't around then but if they were then we would be in trouble. Description of the Diatryma. Another favorite was a recreation of the Megalodon. No museum is complete without one of these. Really brings back memories from Calvert Cliffs. Oh how I am starting to miss Maryland. Great White recreation. Notice the bloated look. Neat description of C. carcharias. One of the ten largest Megalodon teeth ever found. I believe the C. auriculatus are also referred to as Otodus subserratus A personal favorite from the east coast is Hemipristis serra. Another excellent tooth and a favorite of @gavialboy Edestus heinrichi Another personal favorite is the Turritella. Massive Turritella conglomerates. @RJB this one was taken with you in mind. That's a beauty. Top view of a beautiful crab. Fuzzy picture of sea urchin fossils (Echinoderm). Related to starfish and crinoids. C. giganteum A little baby mammoth. So cute.
  21. Bony Fish ID

    Hello, bought this in a museum, the lady behind the counter did not know where their fossils came from exactly. The back label said fossil fish chin. Other than the fish ID I am wondering if only the chin is the real fossil and everything else is carved in? I understand it has been painted over. Also, Can any one ID the plant on There? Are the plant fossils real? Any thoughts? Thank you
  22. Trix the T-Rex

    Hello fellow fossil enthusiasts, I should have posted this a long time ago, in fact I should have done it when I got home from the visit, but I guess I forgot... So here it is, with about 2 months of delay. So that day I went to the Naturalis museum in Leiden, Netherlands. I went there for a special reason: to see a record-holding fossil! And this legend is nothing less than Trix, the mighty T-Rex. What is special with Trix is that it's the only T-Rex fossil to be in a museum outside of America. Here is the story behind the beast: a couple were hiking in Montana, when they saw a big brown bone sticking out of the ground. They quickly contacted the Black Hills Institute, which acknowledged the find to be of a T-Rex. They contacted several museums to see who would be willing to dig it out, having quite a few denials, when they contacted Naturalis. Our Dutch museum jumped on the opportunity. But knowing that they didn't have the money to dig all of that out, they asked the public to donate money to them. I was one of the many donators, and gave 10$. With all the donations, and after about 2 years of work, the team managed to bring the beast home. It was a 12 m long female Tyrannosaurus rex, and they found around 80% of the skeleton!!! Thanks to this, the Naturalis is now one of the most important European museums, if not the world. Trix has already attracted a few millions of tourists, and even other museums; in fact it's soon going to Barcelona to be shown to the public there. Here are some photos that I took. At first, before seeing the actual showpiece, there was a hall with moving dinosaurs that co-habited with Trix. Seems like some of the chickens lost their feathers . Luckily not all chickens were naked. But the giant chicken had also forgotten to put his clothes on, and as you can see the ankykosaur wasn't much impressed Unfortunately this trike did not escape the giant naked chicken...
  23. Thought I'd introduce some and re-introduce others to a great little museum in Rapid City, S. Dakota: The South Dakota School of Mines Museum of Geology. I love little museums like this. The displays are put together by faculty and students, mostly, and thus are innovative in their simplicity of materials and design and purpose. Admission is free, and there is a little museum store where you can buy shirts and other museum store fare. I'll let the photos do the rest of the talking:
  24. Dinosaur Legs

    From the album Fossil Diagrams

  25. Hi guys and gals, I haven't posted anything for like 2 months. I have a question, particularly for anyone who lives in Houston, Texas. Does the Houston Museum of Natural Science identify fossils??? I have seen many posts of people who went to the museum and paleontologists identified their finds. If so, how can I contact them??? Thanks in advance, Ramon
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