Wednesday, May 9, 2012

South Franklin Playgroup Field Trip!!!

BYU Museum of Paleontology

We took a field trip to the BYU Museum of Paleontology to learn about dinosaurs and their fossils!  This museum has been open since 1976 and its primary purpose is to provide a place to prepare, display, house, and study the rocks and fossils collected by BYU paleontology crews.

 The museum has over 18,000 fossils!

This bear sized Giant Ground Sloth was found near the Orem Wal-mart, when a local farmer found the bones eroding out of a nearby slope.

 The museum allows visitors to touch certain fossils.  The kids were allowed to touch the one's that had signs saying "Touch Fossil."  The children loved touching actual fossils.