Diorama Interpreter - Torosaur

What is a Torosaur Diorama Interpreter?

This exhibit came to be because of an accidental discovery by two volunteers named Bob and Gail Chambers. They were participating in an expedition to Hell Creek Badlands of Eastern Montana in 1981 and stumbled upon the Torosaurus skeleton while trying to avoid a snake. Museum curators and paleontologists, Diane Gabriel and Rolf Johnson, were able to excavate the 76-million-year-old fossil bones and bring them to Milwaukee. In 1990, these remains were then assembled publicly on the first floor where visitors could observe it.

Why is this job important?

This exhibit is unique in that it gives a view into how scientists use fossil evidence to help build upon their biological knowledge and ultimately reconstruct the skeletons of dinosaurs.

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