Touch mastodon and mammoth teeth, and a backbone and ulna bone from a mastadon. Wonder at a half-sized (at six feet tall!) wooden Columbian mammoth skeleton, watch video from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS) and National Geographic, and learn the story of the Snowmass Ice Age discovery through creative displays, educational panels, and interactive programming. Thanks to the DMNS, Snowmass’ amazing fossils are now being housed in the Ice Age Discovery Center with an interpreter on hand to show how the bone preservation process works, using 150,000-year-old mammoth fossils including three tusks, three ribs, and a humerus.
The Snowmass Ice Age Discovery Center on the Snowmass Village Mall is built for kids, but offers plenty of things for adults to enjoy. The Snowmass Ice Age Discovery Center is open daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm.
Admission is free. For more information, call 970-922-2277.