Advance Tickets for Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age Available February 1

Advance Tickets for Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age Available February 1

Exhibition opens February 15 at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Denver—January 28, 2013—Tickets for theDenver Museum of Nature & Science’s next temporary exhibition—Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age—are available beginning Friday, February 1.  The exhibition’slife-size models of awe-inspiring Ice Age animals, fossil tusks and skulls, interactive videos, and hands-on activities bring this fascinating time in Earth history back to life. Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age is presented in Denver by Delta Dental. Timed tickets will be required and advance reservations are highly recommended.

The 13,000-square-foot exhibition will give visitors the opportunity to examine the differences between mammoths—beasts weighing up to eight tons, bearing tusks up to 16 feet long—and mastodons, their shorter, stockier cousins and also look at the role human predation, climate change, and other factors may have played in the eventual extinction of these giants.

Local visitors will enjoy a point of pride for Coloradans as they relive the story of the Snowmastodon Project®, the exceptional Ice Age fossil site unearthed near Snowmass Village in 2010. Visitors will have the opportunity to see a selection of fossils on display for the first time, watch a new educational video about the discovery, and hear about the science that is emerging from the study of this historic site. In addition, exhibition visitors can watch as Museum volunteers clean and prepare fossils from various Colorado dig sites. 

Ticket Information

General visitors pay $21 adult, $12 junior/student (ages 3-18 or with a student ID), and $17 senior (age 65+). Ticket includes admission to both Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age and the Museum. Timed tickets will be required and advance reservations are strongly encouraged. The Museum anticipates that popular times will sell out. For additional information on pricing, including group rates, visit /mammoths-and-mastodons/

Exhibition Information

This exhibition was created by The Field Museum, Chicago.

Press Contact

Charlotte Hurley, charlotte.hurley@dmns.org, 303-370-6407.

About the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain Region’s leading resource for informal science education. A variety of engaging exhibits, discussions and activities help Museum visitors celebrate and understand the natural wonders of Colorado, Earth and the universe. The Museum is located at 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO, 80205. To learn more about the Museum, check www.dmns.org, or call 303-370-6000. Many of the Museum’s educational programs and exhibits are made possible in part by the citizens of the seven-county metro area through the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District.

 

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