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.