Beneski Museum of Natural History

To Be At The Farther Edge: Photographs along the New England Trail - Barbara Bosworth

Group Visit

Installation of the Dryosaurus in the Beneski Museum

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“The skull of Brontops tyleri, a distant relative of the modern horse an rhinoceros. This large herbivore lived in North America until the species’ extinction about 36 million years ago. This skeleton can be seen on the first floor of the museum. Photo by Bill Ravanesi, 2011”

Quartz Agate

Quartz (variation: agate) section from Brazil; C. Francis, donor



This diorama depicts the landscape, environment and residents of Amherst 190 million years ago. A dinosaur like this one may have been responsible for some of the dinosaur tracks we now find as fossils in the Connecticut River valley..