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September 17, 2009

ULM’s Museum of Natural History features new exhibits; holds fall open house Sept. 22

The Museum of Natural History, located on the third floor of Sandel Hall at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, will hold a fall open house at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22.

Patrons are invited to visit the museum and view new and exciting exhibits, including a new 240 gallon saltwater reef tank, a full size Bengal tiger mount and a full size cast of the skull of "Sue," the best preserved and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex specimen ever found.

At 6:30 Tuesday, the Friends of the Museum group hosts an engaging talk by Dr. Jan Hoover, a Research Fisheries Biologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Waterways Experiment Station in Vicksburg, Miss.

Hoover will speak on “Armored and Dangerous: Suckermouth Catfishes that threaten our shores”.

The Museum is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The museum also opens the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, call 318-342-1868 or visit the museum’s Web site at

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