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Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age

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Dates: June 03, 2016 to December 31, 2016
Recurrence: Recurring daily
Venue: Royal BC Museum
Type: Special Events
Time: From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Royal BC Museum
Address: 675 Belleville Street Victoria, BC V8W 9W2
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Millions of years ago, giants roamed the earth. Sometimes standing more than 14 feet tall, mammoths and mastodons towered over the lands of Europe, Asia and North America from as long ago as 1.8 million years in the past to as recently as 10,000 years ago, during the Ice Age. And now they're coming to the Royal BC Museum.
In June 2016, the Royal BC Museum will present the rare opportunity to see the larger-than-life exhibition, Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age, in partnership with The Field Museum in Chicago.

This engaging and interactive look at these magnificent creatures will transport visitors to a time when giants walked among us and humans struggled to survive in a world they had yet to conquer.

Through a rich collection of fossils, casts, preserved flesh, immersive media and engaging interactives, visitors will discover the Proboscidean family tree, from woollies to mastodons to dwarves to modern-day elephants, immersed in a richly animated Ice Age panorama.

Visitors can walk through the ancient landscapes where mammoths and mastodons lived and learn how today's scientists excavate and learn more about these amazing animals, their eventual extinction and whether it's possible to clone them today.

Studies of ancient cave drawings give evidence of how early humans both hunted and honoured these massive creatures. And visitors will have the opportunity to touch mammoth tusks and mastodon teeth, and learn about some of their fierce neighbours such as dire wolves and saber-toothed cats.

Walk among these larger than life creatures with Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age in 2016 at the Royal BC Museum.

This exhibition was created by The Field Museum, Chicago.

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