Deinotherium: Stranger Than Fiction

Working with fossils, it’s not difficult to think that science is often stranger than fiction. Wesleyan’s new star – our Glyptodon – is something that defies our every expectation of an armadillo. With her domed carapace, exquisite scutes and odd bone projections on her cheeks, she looks like a creature from a science fiction film. Another … Read moreDeinotherium: Stranger Than Fiction

Swimming with Monsters

  Would you like to snorkel with giant predator reptiles the size of a small airplane? Visit Level 3 of Exley Science Centre, where these spectacular beasts adorn our walls. And fear not, they are models, and the originals from which they are made have been petrified in stone for more than 100 million years.   These … Read moreSwimming with Monsters

The Glyptodon (and other casts): Shining New Armor

Our star Glyptodon is getting a new coat of paint after we stripped her of a large quantity of 60 year-old dust, with plenty of elbow grease. As with the other Ward Casts in our collection, she will be repainted with archival artist acrylic paints. The color of our Glyptodon is rather bleached from the harsh  lighting during its days … Read moreThe Glyptodon (and other casts): Shining New Armor