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The Indianapolis Children's Museum is carrying out a significant excavation of a property in northern Wyoming, overflowing with Jurassic era fossils. This will lead to a major expansion of the museum's popular Dinosphere exhibition.

The museum announced Monday that it is running the $ 27.5-million project called the "Jurassic Mission", which will shape the period as the scientists failed to.

The museum will work with the Natural History Museum in London, the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in the Netherlands and the University of Manchester to lead more than 100 scientists working in the Morrison Formation in Wyoming.

Along with dinosaur fossils, the 640-acre site in Wyoming contains wildlife, underwater life, fossilized plants and traces 150 million years ago.

Nearly 600 specimens have been recovered in the last two years, including an 80-foot brachiosaur, 90-foot diplodocid, and a 6.5-foot brachiosaur shoulder bone.

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