Grand Opening of ‘SuperCroc’ This Weekend at Sternberg

“The Science of SuperCroc” exhibit, which has previously been seen only in Chicago, Cincinnati and the Netherlands, will open at Fort Hays State University’s Sternberg Museum of Natural History on Saturday, March 13.

The exhibit, which has as its centerpiece the 40-foot-long crocodile, will be here until Aug. 5. The exhibit also includes the actual fossil skull of the SuperCroc, a copy of the 6-foot-long skull for photo opportunities, an interactive skeleton of Suchomimus which was a dinosaur from the same period that mimicked crocodilian features, a fleshed out version of the SuperCroc skeleton and a fleshed out head plus an expedition tent and supplies to give a taste of what it was like to dig SuperCroc out of the Sahara.  Another half-dozen or so exhibits give the context of SuperCroc’s evolutionary family tree.

You can check out photos from the unpacking and set-up at the exhibit’s Facebook page.

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