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66 Million Years Ago, An Asteroid Determined the Fate of the Dinosaurs! Learn More at This Exhibit

A newly discovered trove of remarkably preserved fossils, found at Corral Bluffs near Colorado Springs by paleontologists from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, has painted a vivid picture of how Earth recovered after the devastating asteroid impact 66 million years ago that wiped out the dinosaurs. This discovery is a watershed scientific moment, and the Museum has created a brand-new bilingual pop-up exhibit to bring the discovery to life.

Come see it for yourself during the Denver Museum of Nature & Science’s “After the Asteroid: Earth's Comeback Story” exhibit. Handle real concretion rocks, that contain fossils, and replicas of fossils important to the discovery. Experience the discovery on a multimedia storytelling wall that tells about this remarkable find and participate in hands-on experiments at the “Science Behind the Scenes” bench.

Flip through a mammal family album to learn who’s related to whom and how. See fossils revealed within concretions. Find tiny teeth and bones at a microfossil sorting station with a magnifying camera, combing through actual dirt from the fossil site. View photos of scientists, students, and volunteers in action at the Corral Bluffs site. With so much for your family and friends to explore, “After the Asteroid: Earth's Comeback Story” is worth the visit!

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science envisions an empowered community that loves, understands, and protects our natural world. General admission prices will vary. Purchase your ticket to discovery online today at www.dmns.org!

Are you growing weary of life’s monotony? This means you need to break away from your daily routine. The friendly management team at Oxford Pointe Apartments in Thornton, Colorado encourages you to add a little something special to your day by attending this event!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, January 4, 2020—9:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Boulevard
Denver, Colorado 80205

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