||Visit our new exhibit, Iowa's Ice Age Giants, at the UI Pentacrest Museums Old Capitol Museum, running until August 5th, 2013. See some of our biggest and most intriguing Ice Age fossils on display and learn all about life in Iowa 15,000 years ago. Explore further afield with Ice Age Scavenger Hunt.
Admission is Free!
Regular Hours of Operation:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.Sunday - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
*Closed Mondays and national holidays*
The Fossil Guy is back!
Saturday, April 27
"Rise of the Mammals"
The extinction of dinosaurs at the end of the “Age of Dinosaurs” 65 million years ago provided an opportunity for relatively small mammals to evolve to great size, diversify, and flourish across our planet. This program will focus on three major groups of mammals. First, we will study fossils including many skulls of mammals that lived in the Western U.S. 30 million years ago. Attendees will then be able to see and touch replica and mineralized bones, skulls and jaws from Ice Age mammals living from 2.6 million years ago to 11,700 years ago around the world.