Dinosaurs come alive in Utah

Dinosaurs come alive in Utah

Monument’s endangered museum brought back from near extinction
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New exhibits in the quarry building include full casts of skeletons and dramatic photo murals that make the visitor feel like they are back in the age of dinosaurs.
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The quarry building at Dinosaur National Monument was constructed in 1958 as an example of modernist architecture. It started to slide down the hill and was closed for five years for an $8 million renovation.
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One exciting element of the new renovation is a full 20 feet of access to the quarry wall at Dinosaur National Monument where children can get nose-to-nose with dinosaur fossils. Touching the ancient bones is encouraged.
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Children are encouraged to draw their own dinosaurs at the Jensen, Utah, visitor center at Dinosaur National Monument. The colorful drawings are placed prominently inside the entrance of the newly renovated building.
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The quarry building at Dinosaur National Monument, now a National Historical Landmark, juts out prominently among ancient cliffs and rock ledges. Access to the quarry is by an open-seated tram.
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Who would have imagined that the large, plant-eating brontosaurus would have had black-and-white stripes? Yet new theories include not only striped reptiles but that some dinosaurs may have had feathers to attract mates.
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