Yes, this is legit

Yes, this is legit

Yes, this is legit.

Did you know that paleontologists call the intimidating four-spiked tail of Stegosaurus a "thagomizer"? You're undoubtedly wondering what profound reasoning exists for naming it a "thagomizer". Turns out, the tail never had a widely accepted name until Gary Larson coined it in a classic "Far Side" cartoon and paleontologists kinda just went with it ever since.

You can currently see our Stegosaurus's thagomizer in all its glory in the Science Exhibit Hall adjacent to the Harvest Foundation Hall of Ancient Life!


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Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday - Monday: Closed


$10 for ages 18-59
$5 for ages 3-17, seniors 60+, and college students
FREE for children under 3, museum members, and members of ASTC participating institutions

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