Whiteside Museum of Natural History opens new exhibit

SEYMOUR (KFDX/KJTL) – Baylor County’s Whiteside Museum of Natural History is now home to the new Lindgren Hall of Ichthyology.

The new exhibit kicked off Friday, July 29 at a private event and includes a wide range of freshwater and saltwater fish exhibits representing treasures from the ancient and modern worlds.

Special attention is given to Wyoming fossil beds and exhibits of specimens recently collected by the Whiteside Museum’s Department of Paleontology.

The exhibit also explores the relationships that ancient fish and sharks share with the modern world, including at Seymour.

“It’s really important for small museums to keep things fresh for small communities as well,” said museum director and paleontologist Christopher Flis. “It’s all about sharks and fish, and especially for Shark Week, which is also happening right now. We have lots of shark fossils and lots of prehistoric fish, and we show the relationships between things from around the world that we find right here in Seymour.

You can experience this amazing exhibit for yourself at Seymour. The museum is open from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday.

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