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One of a kind Triceratops skull on display at Louisiana Art and Science Museum

Inspecting the new addition at the Louisiana Art and Science Museum (Source: Louisiana Art and Science Museum) Inspecting the new addition at the Louisiana Art and Science Museum (Source: Louisiana Art and Science Museum)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

One of the largest discovered artifacts from the Jurassic age will be on display at the Louisiana Art and Science Museum.

Public viewing began Thursday, February 25 for a 65-million-year-old Triceratops skull.

"The skull is one of the largest discovered and was found intact in a stone nodule with minor distortion," says paleontologist Thomas Lindgren. The skull, named 'Jason', after its discoverer, was found on a private ranch in Montana and was authenticated by Lindgren.

Raising Cane's owner and CEO Todd Graves loaned the skull to the museum for two years. "As an avid collector, I could not pass up the opportunity to obtain the triceratops skull and bring it to Baton Rouge," says Graves.

The museum plans to add a variety of entertaining programs and activities about dinosaurs to its offerings, eventually adding more fossils, a planetarium film, and public programming.

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