New! Fire, Ice and the Rise of Life

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Explore the natural and cultural history of the Great Lakes Basin. 

The giant fossil cast of a prehistoric predator, ancient mollusks, and fish with lungs will take you on an adventure through time. Over the course of billions of years, molten rock poured over the earth, seas rise and fall, and glaciers scoured the land. In the midst of this, life became staggeringly diverse.

Exhibit highlights include:

  • Snapping Turtle
  • South American Lungfish
  • Chambered Nautilus
  • Arctic Grayling
  • Wide variety of fossils including the cast of a Dunkleosteous skull found in Ohio