Touch mastodon and mammoth teeth, and a mastodon backbone and ulna bone. Wonder at a half-sized 6-foot wooden Columbian Mammoth skeleton, see 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, the fossils are now being housed in the Ice Age Discovery Center with an interpreter on hand to show and explain how the bone preservation process works. The onsite fossil interpreter prepares 150,000-year-old mammoth fossils including three tusks, three ribs and a humerus which are currently displayed at the Ice Age Discovery Center for public viewing.
The Snowmass Ice Age Discovery Center on the Snowmass Village Mall is built for kids with plenty of things for adults to enjoy too. Open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. from November 28, 2013 – April 20, 2014. Closed Christmas Day.
Admission is FREE. For more information, call 970-922-2277.