Skulls: From Ancient Beasts to Modern Giants

Skulls: From Ancient Beasts to Modern Giants

Edward E. and Jane B. Ford Gallery
Open August 7, 2021 through October 31, 2021

All vertebrate animals have skulls, and the Museum has a nice collection of fossilized skulls from the last ice age, the Mesozic Era, and currently living animals. Skulls can tell us a great deal of anatomical information, such as how an animal chewed its food, the type of vision the animal had, and whether it was a mammal or a reptile. This biology exhibit will showcase the morphology of mammal and reptile skulls. Visitors can learn how to read a skull by using some basic observation. Discover skulls such as an ice age cave bear, velociraptor, saber tooth cat, extinct American lion, manatee, coyote, primates, and more. 

Image Credit: North American Beaver Skull (Castor Canadensis)


2022 Exhibit Sponsors
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.