New! Renovated Age of Mammals: The Cenozoic Era Exhibition Now Open
Learn all about the amazing mammals that roamed the planet millions of years ago like mammoths and saber-toothed cats in our newly renovated exhibition on the Cenozoic Era.
Rebranded and renamed Age of Mammals: The Cenozoic Era, the gallery reopened on August 27, 2017 with new signage, fresh paint, and new science provided by our vertebrate paleontology and mammals research staff.
Age of Mammals: The Cenozoic Era documents the evolutionary history of mammals over 66 million years and tells the story of ancient ancestors of today’s mammals. New additions to the gallery include a space to introduce visitors to the time period, new scientific illustrations that show what specimens would have looked like in their prehistoric habitats, and a new touchable exhibit that explains the evolution of horse hooves.
Also reopened with new signage and logos is the adjacent Bone Hunters’ Quarry, a popular exhibit where kids can “dig” for fossils at a recreation of Dinosaur National Monument in Utah.
The renovation was made possible by a generous gift from Joe and Kathy Guyaux.