Written in the Rocks: Fossil Tales of New Jersey

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Dinosaurs return to the State Museum! The exhibition presents 10 unique fossil stories that offer intriguing clues about our ever changing planet, how life on Earth has evolved and adapted or gone extinct. Step back 3.5 billion years to explore the geology of New Jersey, the oldest fossils from the state and the progression of life. Learn about the evolution of turtles, fish, mammals and birds. Meet New Jersey’s own Dryptosaurus, the world’s first known carnivorous dinosaur, reconstructed and displayed for the first time ever! Discover Ice Age animals and their modern day relatives. Interactive timeline demonstrates the enormity of geologic time. On long term view in the Natural History Hall.


  • Mon, Jan 1, 2018 — Sat, Jul 7, 2018


New Jersey State Museum
205 W. State St.
Trenton, NJ 08625

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