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University of Chicago paleontologist Paul Sereno hosts a media-only behind-the-scenes tour of his new, 6,000-square-foot dinosaur and fossil lab in Washington Park in. Chicago on May 2, 2024. The lab officially opens tomorrow.

University of Chicago paleontologist Paul Sereno hosts a media-only behind-the-scenes tour of his new, 6,000-square-foot dinosaur and fossil lab in Washington Park in. Chicago on May 2, 2024. The lab officially opens tomorrow.

Alex Wroblewski

University of Chicago paleontologist Paul Sereno hosts a media-only behind-the-scenes tour of his new, 6,000-square-foot dinosaur and fossil lab in Washington Park in. Chicago on May 2, 2024. The lab officially opens tomorrow.

University of Chicago paleontologist Paul Sereno hosts a media-only behind-the-scenes tour of his new, 6,000-square-foot dinosaur and fossil lab in Washington Park in. Chicago on May 2, 2024. The lab officially opens tomorrow.

Alex Wroblewski

‘Fossil Wonderland’ moves to Chicago’s Washington Park

University of Chicago paleontologist Paul Sereno hosts a media-only behind-the-scenes tour of his new, 6,000-square-foot dinosaur and fossil lab in Washington Park in. Chicago on May 2, 2024. The lab officially opens tomorrow.

Alex Wroblewski

   

Chicago’s Washington Park is the new home for a Fossil Lab run by UChicago paleontologist Paul Sereno

A “Fossil Wonderland” is how the university describes the space, and it’s an apt description.

Visitors can take in fossils, 3D rendering of dinosaurs and the skull of a 40-foot-long prehistoric crocodile that Sereno says would have eaten dinosaurs.

Reset hears more about learning opportunities this space will provide for the community and the public at large.

GUEST: Paul Sereno, paleontologist, archaeologist, professor at the University of Chicago

CORRECTION: The interview and an earlier version of this article refer to Paul Sereno as a National Geographic “explorer-in-residence.” However, he no longer holds that title. 

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