Ice Age: Brazos Valley and Beyond

 Brazos Valley and BeyondOn Display May 22 – August 30, 2014

The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History, in cooperation with the Anthropology Department at Texas A&M University, proudly announces its upcoming exhibition: ICE AGE: Brazos Valley and Beyond, on display from May 22 through August 30, 2014.

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 this exciting 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.

Dr. Kelly GrafOn Thursday, May 22, at 6 PM, a free public lecture featuring Dr. Kelly Graf, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Texas A&M University, will be followed by an open reception with refreshments and gallery viewing.