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Where can you find a pair of dinosaur eggs on Long Island?

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On a recent visit to the Gregory Museum in Hicksville, I discovered a pair of dinosaur eggs on display in the museum's interesting earth sciences collection. The story told by the staff as to how ...

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On a recent visit to the Gregory Museum in Hicksville, I discovered a pair of dinosaur eggs on display in the museum's interesting earth sciences collection. The story told by the staff as to how they got there is truly fascinating. The two theropod dinosaur eggs came to the museum three years ago, and one has an embryonic skeleton partially exposed. Other dinosaur parts, like the thighbone of a 60 foot sauropod and a Jurassic-age fossil bird can be seen throughout the gallery. Look for a marine lizard (mosasaurus) jawbone from a 25 foot long creature that could swallow fish weighing several hundred pounds. The Gregory has an amazing butterfly and moth collection, with lots of colorful and exotic species on display. Minerals (10,000 of them!), seashells (from tropical oceans as well as our shores) and other fossilized collections, like the neat Trilobite from Morocco can be found here, too. The building is part of the experience, as an historical courthouse jail from the turn of the twentieth century. On display is the history of Hicksville and a really colorful look at a restored jailhouse cell, complete with some prisoners. The Gregory Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Group visits can be made by appointment. For info or a booking, call them at (516) 822-7505, and visit their website at www.gregorymuseum.org.