Highway to Hell Creek

In 2001 Burpee Museum made its first expedition west to Ekalaka, Montana in search of Cretaceous dinosaurs in the Hell Creek formation. Little did we know then that the “Highway to Hell Creek Expedition” was the start of an amazing journey. The next year, 2002, crews excavated a remarkably complete, juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex – now called Jane. Jane’s discovery brought us international attention and draws many visitors and researchers to the museum each year. In the following years, crews have also found a Triceratops bone bed, the first ever identified and a specimen of the newly named species Anzu wyliei, a North American Oviraptor.

For more information about our late Cretaceous exhibits, visit the Permanent Exhibits page at www.burpee.org

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