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Science Museum receives two dinosaur egg fossils

Two dinosaur egg fossils were given today (April 6) by the Nanyang Municipal Government to the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

The Director of Leisure and Cultural Services, Ms Anissa Wong Sean-yee, accepted the egg fossils on behalf of the HKSAR in a special ceremony.

She thanked the representative of the Nanyang Municipal Government for the generous donation of the fossils. She hoped that this would further strengthen cooperation between the people of the two places.

Ms Wong added that the Science Museum of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department was devoted to the promotion of science and its studies.

The fossils, the first of their kind at the Hong Kong Science Museum, will be on show at its Life Sciences Hall from Monday (April 11).

With the species name, "Spheroolithus sp.", the two fossils were excavated in Henan Province in October 2001. They are 16cm in length, 13cm in width, 12cm in height, 3.15kg in weight and 14cm in length, 12cm in width, 12cm in height, 2.75kg in weight respectively. They belong to the Mesozoic era, late Cretaceous period.

Located at 2 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, the Science Museum is open from 1pm to 9pm from Monday to Friday, and from 10am to 9pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. It is closed on Thursdays (except public holidays). Admission is $25 with half-price concession for full-time students, people with disabilities and senior citizens aged 60 or above. Admission is free on Wednesdays.

For enquiries, call 2732 3232 or visit the Science Museum's website at .

Ends/Wednesday, April 6, 2005

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