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Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum takes you back 65 million years

Author: Jennifer Allford

When Jennifer was a kid in Edmonton, her mom used to get her out of bed to go outside and watch the Northern Lights. She’s been waking up to the wonders of Alberta ever since, sometimes still in her PJs.

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You spin through hundreds of millions of years of the earth’s history in about 30 seconds. As you turn a dial, you watch the reassuring shapes of our continents merge into strange blobs of land where the dinosaurs roamed.

The more you turn the dial, the more the shapes on the screen — blue water, green land and white ice — morph back in time, through the Cretaceous, 145 million years ago, the Jurassic 201 million years ago all the way back to the Devonian, 419 million years ago.

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