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July 22, 2024

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Fossil Frontiers to Open at Adventure Science Center

Construction is already underway for this new fossil exhibit located on the first floor of Adventure Science Center near the Sudekum Planetarium.

Starting this summer, Adventure Science Center will begin unveiling Fossil Frontiers — an exhibition featuring important fossil discoveries from across Tennessee and the south alongside learning experiences for all ages.

Fossil Frontiers will include dinosaur skeletons, fossil displays, and interactive activities about paleontology sure to make all visitors ROAR with excitement! 

Adventure Science Center is actively working to acquire a variety of casts and has confirmed the inclusion of a Deinonychus. This species could grow up to 11 feet long and lived during the Cretaceous Period about 115 – 108 million years ago. The first remains were uncovered in 1931 in southern Montana. Fossil Frontiers will also include educational information about the Edmontosaurus, a herbivore that also lived during the Cretaceous Period and the only land dinosaur fossil found in Tennessee. 

Guests frequently inquire about the Inclusion of more paleontology and Adventure Science Center is excited to bring this new experience to life. Fossil Frontiers will be located on the first floor near the Sudekum Planetarium and construction is already underway. 

Check out this video to watch behind the scenes as they bring this exhibition to life!

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.