Peabody Place Museums
Though no paleontologists were around from 65 million to more than a 100-million years ago when dinosaurs ruled the world, it is a safe bet that eggs were involved. Though while mighty meat eaters like T. rex may not have given long-term care to their hatchlings, they probably did stay with their young for a while after they emerged from their egg.
Dinosaurs have been extinct for millions of years, but in addition to leaving behind some skeletal remains, a few of their fossilized eggs have also been found.
Peabody Place Museum is placing its 100-million year old dinosaur egg on loan to the Pink Palace Museum during the IMAX movie T-REX: Back to the Cretaceous. The egg will be unveiled at 11:30 a.m. Friday, November 30th inside the Pink Palace Museum at 3050 Central Avenue.
This late Cretaceous sauropod egg is from the Parataxonomic family and came from Northeast China's Henan Province. Lying generally south of the Yellow River, Henan Province is considered to be one of the cradles of Chinese civilization.
The Peabody Place Museum is located at 119 South Main Street and offers year-round educational programs and group tour packages. The Museum blends ancient history and beauty showcasing an extensive fine art collection that includes Chinese jade sculptures, intricate ivory carvings, delicate porcelain, cloisonné, and imperial textiles. In addition, there is a world-class grouping of Japanese artistic objects, Italian mosaics, modern glass, magnificent Judaica, scholar rocks, mineral specimens, and Russian lacquer boxes - each one lovelier than the next that will take your breath away.
Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, Noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $4.50 for senior citizens, and $4 for students. Special group rates are available by calling (901) 260-7419 and for additional information about the museum call (901) 523-ARTS (2787).