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The youngest scientist on the premises and the (Credit: Nancy Borowick)

The youngest scientist on the premises and the daughter of museum entomologist Paul Manton, Elizabeth Regina, peeks through a five-foot replica of an 85 million year old Mosasaur skull which sits in a large sealed case near the entrance of the Gregory Museum in Hicksville. (Jan. 19, 2011)

Hicksville Gregory Museum

The Hicksville Gregory Museum and Long Island Earth Science Center has unique displays that include thousands of butterfly and moth species, dinosaur artifacts and more.

The Gregory Museum, also known as the Long
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

The Gregory Museum, also known as the Long Island Earth Science Center in Hicksville is located in an old courthouse. (Jan. 19, 2011)

In this display at the Gregory Museum in
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

In this display at the Gregory Museum in Hicksville it is clear that there is a vast range of physical characteristics possible in similar species. These are native to South and Central Americas. (Jan, 19, 2011)

The youngest scientist on the premises and the
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

The youngest scientist on the premises and the daughter of museum entomologist Paul Manton, Elizabeth Regina, peeks through a five-foot replica of an 85 million year old Mosasaur skull which sits in a large sealed case near the entrance of the Gregory Museum in Hicksville. (Jan. 19, 2011)

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Most commonly found in Arizona, wulfenite is a
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Most commonly found in Arizona, wulfenite is a complex oxide of lead and molybdenum, first identified around 1805 by German minerologist F.X. von Wulfen. This sample is in the Gregory Museum in Hicksville. (Jan. 19, 2011)

A saber-toothed cat skull at the Gregory Museum
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

A saber-toothed cat skull at the Gregory Museum in Hicksville. (Jan. 19, 2011)

An insect display at the Gregory Museum in
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

An insect display at the Gregory Museum in Hicksville. These specimens are from South and Central America. (Jan, 19, 2011)

In this display at the Gregory Museum in
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

In this display at the Gregory Museum in Hicksville it is clear that there is a vast range of physical characteristics possible in similar species. These are native to South and Central America. (Jan, 19, 2011)

Gregory Museum curator David Curran shows a fossil
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

Gregory Museum curator David Curran shows a fossil that is estimated to be 40 million years old. It depicts one fish eating another. (Jan. 19, 2011)

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The Gregory Museum in Hicksville has a wall
(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

The Gregory Museum in Hicksville has a wall of mineral samples. (Jan. 19, 2011)

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