Lost City Museum Announces Nevada Paleontology Awareness Month Exhibit

The Lost City Museum will present a temporary exhibit of the museum’s paleontological specimens throughout the month of April. Visitors will be able to learn about the rich paleontological history of Nevada, which stretches all the way back to the time of the dinosaurs.

As part of Paleontology Awareness Month, the Lost City Museum will be hosting a presentation by Josh Bonde, a PhD candidate from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Department of Geoscience, entitled “Life through Time in Southern Nevada.” The presentation will be held April 23, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. Visitors can learn about the paleontology of Nevada and what it takes to be a paleontologist. Bonde also welcomes individuals to bring in their fossils for identification.

Bonde has conducted fieldwork throughout Nevada, including excavating dinosaur fossils at the Valley of Fire State Park.

The Lost City Museum is open Thursday through Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $5.00 for adults; children and members enter free. The museum is located in Overton, Nevada on State Route 169 off I-15, exit #93 or via Lake Mead or the Valley of Fire. For more information, please call the museum at (702) 397-2193.

The Lost City Museum is one of seven managed by the Division of Museums and History, an agency of the Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs. The Department serves Nevada’s citizens and visitors through culture and information management, presentation and promotion of cultural resources, and education. The Department also includes the State Office of Historic Preservation, the Nevada State Library and Archives, and the Nevada Arts Council. For more information, please visit the department’s web site at www.nevadaculture.org

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