The Museum is also home to the Monitor Center, where work to conserve relics from USS Monitor (which sank off the North Carolina coast during the Civil War) is ongoing, plus several permanent and changing galleries. If I sound like a spokesman for the place there may be a reason;
museums like this one are an endangered species in this age of the Internet and instant information, and I'm quite happy to support this institution in a small way by spreading the word. After all the information (and inspiration) I have gleaned through a lifetime of wandering through its halls, this is the least I can do.
Back to those sea-faring "dinosaurs"...
|A 54-foot-long Tylosaur of the Cretaceous Era|
|Lucy seems to have attracted un-wanted attention...|
This concludes the Infomercial segment of our programming...we now return you to the Cenozoic Era, already in progress.