Millions of years ago, colossal mammals roamed Europe, Asia and North America. From the gigantic mammoth to the massive mastodon, these creatures have captured the world’s fascination. Meet “Lyuba,” a replica of best-preserved baby mammoth in the world, and discover all that we’ve learned from her. Journey back to the Ice Age through monumental video installations, roam among saber-toothed cats and giant bears, and wonder over some of the oldest human artifacts in existence. Hands-on exciting interactive display reveal the difference between a mammoth and a mastodon, offer what may have caused their extinction, and show how today’s scientists excavate, analyze, and learn more about these amazing creatures. Explore the lives of these mysterious titans of the Ice Age.
The following themes are threaded throughout the Mammoths and Mastodons exhibition and may be useful in framing how the exhibition connects with your curriculum:
- Mammoths evolved into several different species and inhabited diverse environments on four continents.
- Mammoths and mastodons came to have an important role in early human lives.
- The natural history of mammoths and mastodons is inferred through their remains found throughout the world and by studying their relatives, modern elephants.
Click here to download the Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age educators guide.
Cost: $5/student, 1 free adult/10 students, $5/additional adult
Reservations and timed entry required. Call Reservations at 303.370.6000, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. or fill our our field trip request form online.