Cryolophosaurus ellioti via Wikipedia Commons

These College Kids Want To Buy A Dinosaur : Here’s How You Can Help

Growing up in the ’90s, I, like most children, had a pretty deep fascination with dinosaurs. Jurassic Park was in its prime and tv hits like Dinosaurs along with games like Nintendo’s Dino City dominated. Which will probably explain my unrelenting excitement over the possibility of having our very own dinosaur here in the capital city.

Cryolophosaurus ellioti via Wikipedia Commons

Every year, 20,000 visitors grace the halls of the Orton Geological Museum at the Ohio State University. And now, Orton Hall has a special story to tell. Ohio State geology professor David Elliot discovered a dinosaur in Antartica, now named Cryolophosaurus ellioti in his honor, and OSU wants to bring a life-size cast of it here.

OSU has decided to crowdfund the campaign, hoping to raise $80,000 to have the skeleton cast and placed at Orton Hall.

If you would like to make a donation to the campaign or learn more about it, please click here.

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