Middle Tennessee Museum of Natural History, a 501c3 nonprofit corporation is planning
a new museum in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
There currently is no museum of natural history in the middle Tennessee
area. The museum will contain displays
from all over the world but we are especially excited to be able to display
minerals and fossils from Tennessee.
The museum will have a large display (possibly the largest anywhere) of
minerals from the world famous Elmwood mine in Carthage, TN. Mineral collectors everywhere know of the
mine's large fluorite and calcite crystals.
We have displays from the Gray fossil site in East Tennessee, dinosaur
age fossils from the Coon Creek formation of west Tennessee and ice age fossils
from middle Tennessee. In the past, ice
age skeletons found in Tennessee have ended up in museums in other states.
of the highlights of the new museum will be a working paleontology laboratory
where visitors will see real dinosaur bones being worked on. The
museum has a T-rex leg and is working to acquire 2 full T-rex cast skeletons (each
nearly 40 feet long) and a 137 foot long seismosaurus cast (one of the biggest
dinosaurs that ever lived). With your
help we can have the Smithsonian of the south, one of the top natural history
museums in the country.