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Daytona Florida Show
Dinosaur fossils a hit at Daytona museum
A record 60,000 people representing all 50 states have attended the Great Asian
Dinosaurs exhibit at the Museum of Arts & Sciences in Daytona Beach, museum
officials reported Thursday.
The exhibit, which has been featured at the museum since Feb. 22, will close
Sept. 2 and return to its home in Moscow.
Daytona Beach is the exhibit's only U.S. venue.
The Great Asian Dinosaurs exhibit includes 58 rare skeletons, skulls and
fossilized eggs that have been collected throughout Asia since the 1930s by
Moscow's Paleontological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Among the preserved fossils featured in the exhibit are 27 complete skeletons,
as well as other specimens that are either one-of-a-kind, the first discovered
or the best-known specimen of their species in the world.
The fossils on display are remains of animal life that once roamed what is now
Russia, Kazakhstan, Tadzhikistan, Uzbekistan, China and Mongolia.