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)
Tyrannosaurus rex - skull
This is Victoria the T.rex's original skull, which is mounted separately from the rest of the skeleton so that it can be studied by paleontologists.
(approx. 65 million years old)
This is Victoria, one of the most complete T.rex skulls ever known. See this massive skull in all of her glory on a custom rotating stand.
This is a cast of an Allosaurus skull formerly known as Dracula.
(approx. 150 million years old)
Photo credit: Itkasan Images
Victoria’s skull and whole skeleton has been expertly documented from the moment of her find until her final mount.
The skull of Victoria, a female Tyrannosaurus rex, is the second most complete T.rex skull to date.
Tyrannosaurus rex - skeleton
One of our esteemed guests posing with the full mount of the T.rex known as Victoria.
Victoria is the second most complete T.rex to date and certainly one of the most beautiful skeletons known to science.
She is approximately 40 feet long and about 12 feet at the highest point.
Another unique picture of the skull of the T.rex known as Victoria.
Looking through the back of the skull reveals all of the intricate palate bones, which are rarely seen in a T.rex skull.
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 Victoria the T.rex.
Tyrannosaurus rex - skull cast
One of our guests posing with the first cast of the skull of Victoria, a famous 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
These are the three metatarsals from Victoria’s left leg. There is evidence that she may have suffered a tendon avulsion, which would have made walking or running very painful.
This impression specimen shows wonderful detail of the skin of the Edmontosaurus (the duckbill dinosaur).
This is the first cast of Victoria’s skull. It was placed on a beautiful, illuminated stand and will soon be available for everyone to see.
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
These are the arms of Victoria.
Tyrannosaurus rex - hand claw
A close up of the T.rex hand claw from the arm of Victoria. This may be only the second hand claw known from a T.rex.
Studies of it are currently ongoing.
(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)