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Visiting the Fryxell Geology Museum

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the museum will be closed to the public until further notice.

On display through Jan. 4

Select museum specimens are on display through Jan. 4 at the Quad City International Airport. 

The Quad City Arts exhibit pairs landscape paintings and botanical watercolors with fossils, minerals and rocks illustrating color, texture, symmetry, relief and design in nature. (Read more)

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Visitors to the Fryxell Geology Museum will see a complete skeleton of a Platecarpus "sea serpent," skulls of Parasaurolophus, Ankylosaurus, Apatosaurus, Allosaurus and Tyrannosaurus rex.

Also on exhibit is the complete 22-foot long skeleton of Cryolophosaurus, a large crested carnivorous dinosaur discovered in Antarctica in 1991 by Augustana paleontologist and museum director Dr. William Hammer. He has collected items at digs in the Badlands of Nebraska and during his trips to Antarctica.

New on view

The family of Zada Adell and Leonard A. Lasco donated a rare amphibian fossil from the famous Mazon Creek area. This fine specimen shows nice preservation of the skull, body and limb material.

Also newly on display is a piece of the Chelyabinsk meteor that exploded over Russia on Feb. 15, 2013.