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Homer makes debut at Burpee Museum


A Rockford exhibit is now open to the public after 8 years in the making... well, 66-million and 8 years.

You can find Homer, the 'teen-aged' triceratops at the Burpee Museum of Natural History.  Opening day started off with a bang on Saturday.

Kids of all ages checked out the 16 foot-long dinosaur.  Paleontologist Dr. Andy Farke came all the way from California to see the beast.  Horned dinosaurs are his speciality and the Burpee invited him to answer people's questions.

"The neat thing about this exhibit is it has every facet of Homer's world... so we have the turtles that lived alongside this animal... we have its cousins, the other horned dinosaurs that were there, so when you come here and walk through it you just really get a picture for the whole planet at that time."

Sunday night, museum members received a private showing of Homer's exhibit.

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