July 18, 2010

fossil exploration

Sophie loves dinosaurs so naturally we made a visit to the American Museum of Natural History while we were in NYC.

She thought this one was pretty scary up close. She was surprised at how big the teeth were.

Sophie occasionally likens herself a theropod ("three toed feet and sharp teeth for eating meat!"), so she was interested in this foot. There was a lot of toe counting (hers and the dinosaur's).

We were fascinated by this decomposing dinosaur (yes, real). It was found inside the belly of another dinosaur. Whenever Sophie hears that something/someone died, her first question is, "did their bones come out?" So this was a cool way for her to see how the bones DO start to come out... Creepy? Yes. Interesting? Very.

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