Celestial Pick – Pterosaurs

2-Quetzalcoatlus-ModelPterosaurs swoop in to become this week’s best geek bet in Cleveland. The Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s new exhibit, Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs has opened. A trip down to enjoy this traveling exhibit from the American Museum of Natural History, New York offers flying reptiles of all sizes:

They flew with their fingers. They walked on their wings. Some were gigantic, while others could fit in the palm of your hand. Millions of years ago, the skies were ruled by pterosaurs — the first vertebrates to achieve flight.

Not dinosaurs, birds or bats, pterosaurs were flying reptiles that lived in the world of dinosaurs 220 to 66 million years ago. This exhibit from the American Museum of Natural History, New York, showcases rare fossils, life-size models and activities that bring pterosaurs to life.

While you are there, check out a planetarium show or enjoy the animals as Spring breaks out and warms the ground. The Ralph Perkins II Wildlife Center & Woods Garden offers a delightful collection of active animals this time of year.

otterThe Cleveland Museum of Natural History is located in Cleveland’s museum circle at 1 Wade Oval Drive Cleveland, Ohio, 44106. Their hours are 10 am to 5 pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday through Saturday, 10 am to 10 pm Wednesday, and noon to 5 pm Sunday. Admission rates vary by age, running from $12 to $15, except Wednesday evenings. Drop by after 5 pm . Wednesday for an $8 admission! Parking in the connected garage runs $10 – $16.

Looking for a great Pterosaur to take with you? May we suggest a plush pterosaur sized tiny, small (13″), medium (15″) or large (22″)? They range in wingspans from just two to a massive 22 inches. The medium, 15-inch, is on sale for just $12.99. Trust us, the real thing was far less cuddly.

 

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