New featured exhibition looks at Canadian Yukon, 20,000 years ago
Kitchener, ON – The age of dinosaurs is over at THEMUSEUM, and the cold, frigid climate of the Ice Age is moving in. On Saturday, January 23, Ice Age Mammals, THEMUSEUM’s newest featured exhibition, will officially open. A priority viewing for members will take place from 9:00am to 10:00am on Saturday, with the exhibition opening to the general public at 10:00am.
Ice Age Mammals explores what Canada’s Yukon territory looked like 20,000 years ago. Visitors will come face to face with a life-sized mastodon skeleton, and see genuine fossils of other species that used to be native to the Canadian North, including ground sloths, mammoths, short-faced bears, western camels, American lions and more. The exhibition also explores the relationships between humans and our environment, as well as the Earth’s ecological timeline.
“We are very excited to be showcasing Ice Age Mammals in Waterloo Region,” said David Marskell, CEO of THEMUSEUM. “The ice ages are often overlooked, and not many people know a lot about these cold periods; this exhibition enlightens people about Canada’s environmental history.”
New educational programming will also be offered in conjunction with Ice Age Mammals. Cold Facts About Climate Change is a suitcase-sized exhibition that offers interactive materials for children, and encourages them to think about their relationship with the environment. It will be used both within THEMUSEUM and at offsite events for programming.
Ice Age Mammals was produced by the Canadian Museum of Nature, in partnership with the Montreal Science Centre, the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology, and the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre.
More information and tickets are available online at www.THEMUSEUM.ca. You can follow Ice Age Mammals online with #IceAgeKW.