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Making of an Exhibition
Making a scale model of the Eocene diorama helps the design team determine the "look and feel" of the exhibit.
Maggie prepares a fossil whale for the exhibition. The lower jaw bones are on the cart and the remainder of the skull is in back.
Doug made a life-sized model of one of our condors. This model will be sent to the fabrication contractor to create a new enclosure for the real condor.
A view of the big American lion (standing on the unpainted "rocks") is seen partially completed at the fabricator's studio. The trees will be installed in our Eocene diorama.
Nose to nose with our big American lion.
Our American lion ready to pounce.
Detail view inside the rock pile. It's a mystery what you may discover there...
Small mammals about to consume a decaying dinosaur carcass.
The making of our Eocene diorama. It's filled with critters.
Please do not feed the cute little furry critters in our Eocene diorama.
Our baby mastodon kept her eye on the progress.
When no one is around, our young mastodon walks about the Fossil Mysteries exhibition.
A sneak peak at our mastodon skeleton in front of a Bill Stout mural.