From fossils in rock
to expert restoration
to the final reveal.
Want to see what has passed through our doors?
Below are images of specimens we've had the pleasure of working on.
(Some of these we have in our gallery right now!)
Ammonite - Placenticeras meeki
Ammonites from Alberta, Canada are renowned for the vibrant colours that can form on the shell, called ammolite, which is made from fossilized aragonite found within the ammonite's shell.
(approx. 70 million years old)
This is a cast of an Allosaurus skull formerly known as Dracula.
(approx. 150 million years old)
Photo credit: Itkasan Images
Tyrannosaurus rex - skull
Tyrannosaurus rex - skeleton
Looking through the back of the skull reveals all of the intricate palate bones, which are rarely seen in a T.rex skull.
(approx. 65 million years old)
One of our visitors holding a T.rex dorsal vertebrae.
Photo credit:Itkasan Images, Victoria BC
Possibly a burrowing dinosaur, this is the only mounted Zephyrosaurus in the world.
(approx. 100 million years old)
One of the many beautiful mammoth tusks we have restored. The last mammoths went extinct around 4,000 years ago.
(approx 200,000 years old)
This very complete juvenile Allosaurus is almost 16 feet long.
Fossil Prep in Action
Some of our junior VIP guests from the Help Fill A Dream Foundation working on triceratops bones.
Just a boy, working on a dinosaur asking it to love him.
Also known as "false saber-toothed cats", these carnivores likely looked like a small leopard.
(approx. 35 million years old)
This is a close up of the teeth of an Allosaur named Dracula.
(cast of the original specimen)
(approx. 150 Million years old)
A unique double ammonite displaying wonderful suture lines.
(approx. 200 million years old)
VIPs from the Help Fill A Dream Foundation meet the T.rex.
Tyrannosaurus rex - skull cast
One of our guests posing with the cast of the skull of a T.rex. The skull was 3D printed from original scans taken by the world expert in digitizing dinosaur bones.
Tyrannosaurus rex - femur, tibia
One of our guests posing with the leg of a T.rex we named “King Kong”. The leg bones are still in their protective field jackets.
VIP guests working on triceratops bones in our lab. Our guest is meticulously working on cleaning one of the ribs, which can get as big as a T.rex’s!
Currently on display in the Houston Museum of Natural Science, this specimen's mount was created by one of our expert technicians using a new technique that incorporates earth magnets. This dynamic mount makes it easy to remove the bones individually for study.
This amazing VIP guest is an avid fossil lover. She has travelled all over the work to visit, study, dig, and help prepare fossils. She even has her own mini prep lab at home!
Tyrannosaurus rex - metatarsals
This impression specimen shows wonderful detail of the skin of the Edmontosaurus (the duckbill dinosaur).
Pachycephalosaurus dracorex hogwartsia
This unique specimen shows one of the many horn clusters that would have been found on the pachycephalosaurus skull. To date, only 2 skulls of the species are in museums: the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and the Royal Ontario Museum. This dinosaur was named after the Harry Potter book series.
Tyrannosaurus rex - complete arms
Tyrannosaurus rex - hand claw
A close up of the T.rex hand claw
(approx. 65 million years)
Triceratops - juvenile skull
This is a fairly complete skull of a triceratops, which had the largest skull of any animal to ever walk the Earth. Although only a juvenile, it was an impressive size at almost 6 feet in length and 5 feet wide.
Tyrannosaurus rex - mounted partial leg
How a 3 year old sizes up to a T.rex lower leg.
Kevin Pollak, a big dinosaur lover, came for a tour of our formerly private lab. In the background is a duckbill dinosaur, Maiasaura.
Terry and his daughter standing beside the T.rex known as King Kong. This T.rex was a full grown adult and suffered many injuries, but one in particular might have been his downfall. King Kong suffered a badly broken fibula, which would have made walking or even standing extremely painful.
This Pterosaur rhamphoryncus was found in the Solnhofen limestone in Germany. Can you see the rows of teeth? They're for snatching fish out of the water.
We discovered this remarkably complete allosaurus skull, known as Dracula, and left it as is so that it can continue to be studied by paleontologists. (approx. 150 million years old)