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Homer officially on display at Burpee Museum

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Years of preparation went into the unveiling of the permanent Homer's Odyssey exhibit at Burpee Museum. There was a special VIP preview of the new addition Thursday. The discovery of the bones in the Badlands in Montana to the reconstruction of the fossils took about eight years to complete. Homer joins Jane at the museum. Both dinosaurs that represent dinosaur growth that paleontologists say are rarely displayed.

"He's a small little guy, kinda like Jane, our juvenile T-Rex. We seem to find a lot of small dinosaurs and we got another one in the lab who's a juvenile ready to be mounted in the next few years," said Maureen Mall, Burpee Museum Executive Director.

"I like it. It's a time travel. It's the closest you'll ever get to being able to step back that far," Helmuth Redschlag, amateur paleontologist.

You can go check out the exhibit this weekend. It officially opens Saturday morning.

 

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