The Appalachiosaurus on display at Tellus Museum in Cartersville is about to change, with new, shorter arms in response to the most accepted, current description of the dinosaur.
Appalaciousaurus is believed to have lived during the Late Cretaceous Period in eastern North America.
The new arms will be attached during a public presentation at 1 p.m. in the Fossil Gallery following the noon Lunch and Learn, “What Long Arms You Have.”
The talk will feature a panel discussion with paleontologist Dr. David Schwimmer, Tellus Curator Julian Gray and Tellus Director Jose Santamaria, who will discuss the history of the Appalachiosaurus, what led to the new arms, and how science is always changing.
Lunch and Learn is free for members and included in regular admission for non-members. No outside food is allowed, but everyone is welcome to bring in food from the Tellus Café.
Presentations are recommended for ages 8 and up (unless otherwise indicated) and begin at 12:15 p.m.
Tellus Museum is located at 100 Tellus Drive in Cartersville.