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Nov. 16, 2013 - Aug. 17, 2014

Ice Age Giants: The Mystery of Mammoths and Mastodons

Underneath Indiana’s soil lies a hidden graveyard of Ice Age giants. Entombed for thousands of years, the remains of these ancient elephants continue to be uncovered by Hoosiers across the state. The Indiana State Museum has been hard at work for decades – discovering, digging, studying and preserving the remains of mammoths, mastodons and other Ice Age animals.

Supported by LDI 100th Anniversary Celebration Cultural Partnership Gift Program.

 

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Events

Nov. 15

The Big Chill

Dig in to our newest exhibition, Ice Age Giants: The Mystery of Mammoths and Mastodons with a night out at the Indiana State Museum.

Tickets are $50 ( processing fees) per person and include complimentary food and beverage, plus:

--A chance to dig for a one-of-a-kind diamond in the Kirles Jewelers Diamond Dig

--Rockin’ performance by Indy’s own, The Woomblies

--Outliers Brewery will also be tapping TWO special brews inspired by the exhibition

 

--Entrance to the 6:30 p.m. showing of Titans of the Ice Age on IMAX 3D



This event is for individuals 21 and over.

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Nov. 16

Fossils Festival

Dig in as you search for Salem microfossils, discover what it really means to be a fossil, put together a 3D mammoth puzzle and more hands-on fossil activities highlighting the content of the exhibition Ice Age Giants: The Mysteries of Mammoths & Mastodons.

 

Included with Museum Admission

Nov. 20

Ice Age Giants Educator Open House

Entombed in Indiana soil are the abundant remains of mastodons and mammoths and the Indiana State Museum has excavated more of these behemoths than any other Indiana institution.  Ice Age Giants will immerse students in an enlightening and educational adventure that explores the life and death of these giant animals and considers why they became extinct.  Educators are invited to see how their students can learn more about these once mythical creatures as well as test out our interactives such as a bone dig site and a chance to be a paleontologist through activities related to the identification and scientific study of these bones.  Museum paleontologist Ron Richards will be available to discuss the museum’s efforts to preserve these creatures and share what we have learned from them.

 

Pre-registration is available, but walk-ins are welcome.  To pre-register, please call 317.232.1637