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The museum, named after Dr. Fritiof Fryxell, has become one of the largest and finest collections of rocks, minerals and fossils in the Midwest. Begun in the late 1880s with a modest natural history collection, the museum now boasts over 1,500 rock, mineral, and fossil specimens.

On display are a complete skeleton of a Tylosaurus "sea serpent", skulls of Parasaurolophus, Ankylosaurus, Apatosaurus, Allosaurus and Tyrannosaurus rex and a 2-billion-year-old fossil!

Of particular interest is a state-of-the-art fluorescent mineral display and an exhibit of the complete 22-foot long skeleton of Cryolophosaurus, a large crested carnivorous dinosaur discovered in Antarctica in 1991 by Augustana paleontologist Dr. William Hammer.


Sunday1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday08:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday08:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday08:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday08:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday08:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Open when college classes are in session.

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