Behind the scenes is epic at Ice Age Hair Ball at #LaBreaTarPits! #hairball2014

Behind the scenes is epic at Ice Age Hair Ball at #LaBreaTarPits! #hairball2014

From the Visible Vault! A human figure from the Chancay culture of Peru, dated around 1000 A.D.

From the Visible Vault! A human figure from the Chancay culture of Peru, dated around 1000 A.D.

Meet Doug in the Dino Lab. He’s working on a Sauropod femur from Utah that’s 150 million years old and weighs 640 lbs. #nbd

Meet Doug in the Dino Lab. He’s working on a Sauropod femur from Utah that’s 150 million years old and weighs 640 lbs. #nbd

From our collection, this is the upper jaw of a mosasaur, Tylosaurus proriger to be specific, that was found in Kansas in 1951. Note the sharp teeth in the center of the palate… the better to eat you with my dear! Fun fact about mosasaurs, they’re extinct marine reptiles, but are related to the Komodo dragon.

From our collection, this is the upper jaw of a mosasaur, Tylosaurus proriger to be specific, that was found in Kansas in 1951. Note the sharp teeth in the center of the palate… the better to eat you with my dear! 

Fun fact about mosasaurs, they’re extinct marine reptiles, but are related to the Komodo dragon.