The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History announces its upcoming exhibition: ICE AGE: Brazos Valley and Beyond, on display from May 22-August 30.
A free public lecture featuring Dr. Kelly Graf, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Texas A&M University, followed by an open reception with refreshments and gallery viewing, will be held Thursday, May 22 at 6pm.
What is an Ice Age? When and why do they occur? What was the Brazos Valley like then? These and other fascinating questions are the subject of the exhibition that aims to give Museum visitors a deeper understanding of the ways our global climate has changed over time and the impact that those changes have had on plant and animal life.
Mounted mammoth and mastodon skulls, among the largest Ice Age mammals, will dominate the gallery, where visitors will also see a giant cave bear, mega-bison, dire wolf, and other local Ice Age species preserved in fossil form. Rare and unusual fossils from the Museum’s permanent collections will be on display, along with a variety of unique specimens on loan from renowned collector Ron Frithiof.
The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History is committed to promoting science, and cultural and natural history with the integration of art in exhibits and educational programs. The Museum is open to visitors Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-5pm. For more information about the museum, exhibits and other displays, events, programs and activities, contact the Museum at (979) 776-2195, or visit www.brazosvalleymuseum.org.