Imagine seeing the scales on a snake that's millions of years old, the veins of a leaf that fell centuries ago, the eight many-jointed legs of a mite. And are those feathers from dinosaurs? Or birds from the Cretaceous age? At Amber Secrets, Feathers from the Age of Dinosaurs, you'll see all and then decide for yourself. Except in the rarest cases, the fossilization process is not a gentle one -- it favors the largest and most durable. Delicate or small things are "forgotten" by the process. But amber served as a natural sticky trap for capturing a portion of the ecosystem that could not be preserved in such detail in any other manner. This exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science features over 100 of some of the most exquisite specimens dating as far back as 99 million years ago, including such highlights as feathers and lizards. Each polished translucent gem provides a window to the time of the dinosaurs.
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