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Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age is a big, big hit

Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age is a big, big hit

That the Denver Museum of Nature and Science is hosting the Chicago Field Museum's Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age is awesome enough -- and believe us, the exhibit is truly awesome -- but the DMNS has added a whole Snowmass portion, featuring some items that have never been on public display before. And much of the exhibit, which opens today and runs through May 26, is touchable, too. Keep reading for a photo sneak-peek of the offerings. See also: - Web comic: Noah Van Sciver visits the Denver Museum of Nature and Science - 100 Colorado Creatives: Dr. David Grinspoon, Denver Museum of Nature and Science - Mammoth Madness misses the mark at Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age is a big, big hit

The entrance is your first clue that there are lots of tusks in this exhibit -- mammoth and mastodon tusks. (They are two different creatures, after all.)

Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age is a big, big hit

There are segments about the evolution of mammoths and mastodons -- and their relatives, modern African and Asian elephants -- that you can touch to feel the wiry hairs.

Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age is a big, big hit

They get bigger.

Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age is a big, big hit

Like, really big. Life-size mammoth/mastodon big.

 

Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age is a big, big hit

There's a pygmy version, too.

Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age is a big, big hit

And a display where you can feel what mammoth hair might have felt like.

Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age is a big, big hit

And little people figurines in tents made out of mammoth bones that you can play with. (Yes, people hunted mammoths!)

Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age is a big, big hit

You can see how the pygmy and full-size versions compare while viewing bone displays like this one.

Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age is a big, big hit

And there are other animals included in the exhibit, too. It tells a whole ecological story.

 

Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age is a big, big hit

For example, massive ancient bears.

Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age is a big, big hit

And lions.

Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age is a big, big hit

But the main event is the mammoth and mastodon extravaganza -- displays of teeth so you can compare how they ate...

Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age is a big, big hit

...and what they ate.

Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age is a big, big hit

There's a reproduction of Lyuba -- a famous baby mammoth archaeological find.

 

Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age is a big, big hit

You'll see a lot of tusks.

Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age is a big, big hit

Those tusks grow in cone-like shapes -- there will be a display table where you can experiment with how that works.

Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age is a big, big hit

And, of course, the aforementioned Colorado-specific content -- there will even be artifacts from the Snowmass find that you can touch!

Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age is a big, big hit

They still don't know how many mastodon skeletons were found in the dig.

Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age is a big, big hit

And they found other animals as well.

Learn more about the exhibit at www.dmns.org/mammoths-and-mastodons.


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