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The Pratt Museum at Amherst College houses outstanding collections and exhibits that include vertebrate and invertebrate paleontology, minerals and other geologic specimens, and anthropological material. The specimens have been collected since the 1830's from local areas and around the world. Some displays illustrate the evolution and ecology of major groups of animals, and others describe the geological processes which have formed the earth and local structures. Particularly noteworthy is the world-famous dinosaur track collection from the sedimentary rocks of the Connecticut Valley. This study collection is available for viewing to groups by appointment.

Location: Amherst College, Amherst Massachusetts 01002 Telephone 413-542-2165

Other History nearby:
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(Hubbardston) Barre Falls Dam
(Springfield) Basketball Hall of Fame
(Pittsfield) Berkshire Athenaeum
(Monterey) Bidwell House
(Brattleboro) Brattleboro Museum and Art Center

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