The preparator's room is the common name for the Fossil Preparation Laboratory found at nearly all natural history museums which specialize in fossils. In the lab, fossilized specimens of all kinds are prepared for public display or for further study by scientists and students.
In a way, the preparator's work is a continuation of the digging process out at the dig site. Very often, preparators are faced with the task of chipping, scraping and brushing huge boulders to extract plant specimens, bones and other artifacts.
All of the beautiful fossilized skeletons on display at your natural history museum were identified, restored, assembled and mounted in the preparator's room.