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Exhibition Details

Exhibition Name:

Mammoths & Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age

Description:

The Field Museum's traveling exhibition, Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age, explores the lives of these mysterious animals and the Ice Age environments they traversed. This exhibition will fill 5,000 square feet with an exciting collection of touchable casts, immersive environments, media, and interactives. Revel in the sheer size and scale of the proboscidae family-from its ancestors in Africa, to the woolly mammoth, to the mighty Columbian mammoth, to the American mastodon, to the comparatively little dwarf mammoths that survived the Ice Age. Meet other creatures from the Ice Age, including saber-toothed cats, dire wolves, short-faced bears, and humans. Walk through the ancient landscapes where mammoths and mastodons lived, see their daily struggles, and watch as today's scientists excavate, research, and learn more about these amazing animals and why they became extinct.

Appealing to visitors of all ages, Mammoths and Mastodons will especially fascinate family audiences by tapping into their spirit of scientific exploration through dynamic, multi-level experiences.

Mammoths and Mastodons will:

  • Help visitors develop a greater appreciation for the scientific process
  • Explore cutting-edge research from around the world
  • Develop a greater understanding for evolutionary history and the ancient past
  • Make connections between the ancient past and conservation biology issues affecting today's planet

Visitors to Mammoths and Mastodons will:

  • Explore the variety of places in which these creatures lived
  • Develop an understanding of how mammoths and mastodons died and what role humans played in their extinction
  • Investigate mammoths and mastodons family and social life and make connections between these creatures and modern-day elephants
Category: Natural History
Primarily Consists Of: Objects, 3-Dimensional (in cases/vitrines)
Cost: Please inquire
Size: 5,000 sq. ft.
Venue Length: 3 months
Availability: Fall 2019 and beyond
Special Requirements:
Previous Venues:
  1. The Field Museum, Chicago, IL
  2. Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, NJ
  3. The Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, AK
  4. Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, MO
  5. U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL
  6. Museum of Science, Boston, MA
  7. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver, CO
  8. San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego, CA
  9. National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK
  10. Natural History Museum, London, UK
  11. Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, OH
  12. Ontario Science Center, Toronto
  13. Royal BC Museum, Victoria, BC
  14. Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane, WA
  15. Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta, GA
  16. The Australian Museum, Sydney
Organization: Field Museum
Contact: Katlyn Hemmingsen
Address: 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, 60605 USA
Phone: 312.665.7352
Fax: 312.665.7324
Email: Please sign in to view email address.
Website: http://www.fieldmuseum.org/about/traveling-exhibitions

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