Killeen: Exhibit visitors walk among the dinos

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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) People of all ages were able to to learn about the creatures that walked the earth millions of years ago in an interactive way
Saturday and Sunday.

"Dinosaur George" teaches about the animals that walked the earth millions of years ago. Image courtesy: Lana Husband

A two-day dinosaur exhibit was put on by the Killeen Public Library at the convention center.

It was free to the public and featured "Dinosaur George" Blasing, a paleontologist who travels the country teaching about prehistoric creatures.

The San Antonio author recently had surgery; he received a cancer diagnosis in May.

This was his first exhibit since he's been back.

"The great thing about this exhibit is that it exposes people to things that they otherwise don't get to see," says Blasing.

"So the idea behind it is to motivate kids especially to learn about something new, then hopefully go to the library and follow it up by doing more studying on the animal."

Visitors got to see hundreds of fossils.

Blasing also thanked the Central Texas community for their support during his recovery.

He has plans to add several more dinosaurs to the exhibit.