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Clubs, Horns and Shields: Armored Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals

Armored Dinosaurs

The Prehistoric Museum presents Clubs, Horns and Shields: Armored Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals, July 1, 2017 through October 28, 2017 in the Special Exhibits Gallery.

For millions of year’s defense and display have triggered the evolution of bizarre and extreme body structures. In the Clubs, Horns and Shields exhibit visitors will witness such extraordinary animals as a giant scorpion from a prehistoric ocean, an armored dinosaur with 14 inch spikes along its back and a formidable 30-foot crocodile.

Armored Dinosaurs

The exhibit uses diverse fossil skeletons and models to bring these creatures to life. Animals living today are juxtaposed with these anatomical wonders. Visitors of all ages will be amazed to see a 4,400-pound prehistoric armadillo (Glyptodon) with an elaborate club tail. The exhibit includes a selection of human armor that mirrors these extreme body structures.

Clubs, Horns and Shields is produced by Robert Gaston of Gaston Design Inc. located in Fruita, Colorado. Gaston Design Inc. specializes in restoration, molding and casting of fossil skeletons and has restored several armored dinosaurs from the Prehistoric Museum collections. Rob Gaston’s long history with the Prehistoric Museum, stems from his 1989 discovery of a new armored dinosaur Gastonia burgei, north of Moab, UT. Robert Gaston comments, “With their extensive collection of armored dinosaurs, the Prehistoric Museum is the perfect venue for the Clubs, Horns and Shields Exhibition.

The Prehistoric Museum, is located at 155 East Main Street, Price, Utah. It features fossils and artifacts of the region. The museum is open Monday through Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. General admission rates apply.

For further information, contact Sandra Budd, Head of Exhibits
Email: Sandra.budd@usu.edu | Phone: (435) 613-5760


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June 15, 2017

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