Brain Box presents:

Quetzalcoatlus northropi exhibit at the Science Museum of Virginia. Photo by Melissa Vaughn.

 

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… Quetzalcoatlus northropi?!? Timshel Purdum, the Science Museum of Virginia’s Virginia C. Ellett Deputy Director of Education, is back in WRIR studios to tell us about this prehistoric creature. While the Quetzalcoatlus has been long extinct (it lived at the same time as the dinosaurs… but it’s not a dinosaur!), you can experience for yourself what they were like at the SMoVA where a 3-D life-size replica has recently been installed in the Speed exhibit. There’s also a 2-D sculpture that you can stand next to and see for yourself how huge these ancient bird-like creatures were.

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    Brain Box    June 3rd, 2024

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