|Model of cave where Spinosaurus bones were found|
|Spinosaurus bones, modeled|
While we were there, three exhibits were featured. In the main building where visitors enter the museum, we first explored the "Spinosaurus - Lost Giant of the Cretaceous" exhibit.
uncover the origins of this rare, bizarre dinosaur and the mysterious journey that led National Geographic explorers to its rediscovery.
Recreations of other animals that existed in that time period along with the Spinosaurus era were displayed near the mighty Spinosaurus.
Across the courtyard and into the M Street Gallery, we found ourselves in the "Mars Up Close" exhibit, a fascinating display that virtually transports visitors to the red planet.
In this exhibit we experienced some of the science, challenge, and eye-opening wonder of one of the most ambitious space expeditions ever undertaken. The centerpiece of the Mars exhibition featured a full-size model of the latest rover, Curiosity.
The third and final exhibit we looked at was outdoors, "Colors of the World." Displayed in the window boxes around the perimeter of the museum, each of the many eye-catching and unique photographs was illuminated to bring out the brightest pigments of color. There were some very stunning images from all around the world. Although I don't make a habit of visiting art museums, even I had a good appreciation for these amazing photos.
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