Visitors to the Museum of Industry will soon have a chance to step back in time.
Way back. Thanks to the Age of the Mastodon exhibit, visitors will have a chance to go back 80,000 years ago when Nova Scotia’s forests and climate were the perfect place for mastodons.
Visitors will be amazed by the reproduction of a full mastodon skeleton and get to see some real mastodon fossils found across the province.
The Nova Scotia Museum and Museum of Natural History have created the exhibit, which will open on March 11 and be on display until June 18.
Along with the Age of the Mastodon exhibit, the museum will feature a number of programs or activities for March Break. From 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. daily between March 11 and 19, the museum will feature:
- Puppet show: Hear a story with our mastodon puppet, Melissa, and her friends.
- Teeth, Tusks and Turds: Museum staff share too much information about mastodons and their diet.
- Kids: Come play on the train. Pull some ropes, ring the bell on Locomotive #5 and try lifting a heavy load with Hughie the Crane.
- LEGO tables: Get creative and build something great with LEGO.
- Small kids area: A quieter space where kids can play with soft blocks and colour.
- Craft: Make a mastodon mask to take home.
- Scavenger hunt: Search the museum galleries for clues and collect a prize.
All March Break activities are included in regular admission fees.
*Editor's note: an earlier version of this story had the Age of the Mastodon exhibit opening on March 8. That was incorrect. It opens March 11.
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