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‘Dueling Dinosaurs’ exhibit opens in Raleigh

‘Dueling Dinosaurs’ exhibit opens in Raleigh

RALEIGH — The “Dueling Dinosaurs” fossil exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh opened to the public on April 27.

North Carolina Governor. Roy Cooper appeared to congratulate museum staff and scientists for their hard work in bringing the exhibit to life.

During his ceremony remarks, Cooper praised the eight years of work that went into making the exhibit happen and said that North Carolina was the best around a lot of areas, “but now we’re the best in dinosaurs.”

The governor participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the exhibit alongside officials from the museum using a tyrannosaur skull painted bright orange that housed a set of “tyrannoscissors” used to cut the ribbon.

The exhibit’s centerpiece is the tyrannosaur bone and the triceratops bone, both of which were found together buried in the Hell Creek Formation, Montana. The new SECU DinoLab will work on the pair of dinosaurs bones, which are 67-million years-old and have been preserved in a unique way. It’s the museum’s first major expansion in a decade.

“This fossil is a scientific frontier,” said Lindsay Zanno, head of paleontology at the North Carolina Museum of Natural…

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