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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)