It’s easy to look around and see what’s in front of you, but could you imagine sitting where you are right now 10,000 years ago? What would you see? No need to let your imagination wander too far. Ice Age Giants: The Mystery of Mammoths and Mastodons is now open at the Indiana State Museum and offers you a look inside what Indiana was like at that time.
Before you walk into the exhibit, pick up a pair of 3D glasses and a bag of popcorn as you head into the IMAX theater. Titans of the Ice Age is an eye-opening documentary that gets you up close and personal with saber-toothed tigers, mammoths, elephants and mastodons while giving you context behind what life was like for these animals prior to their demise from the last of the five Ice Ages.
After the documentary, head upstairs and enter the exhibit to see what these giants left behind. At the entrance you’ll listen to a farmer talk about how he came across a larger-than-normal bone on his property, sparking a search for paleontologists to see what else they could find. Kind of makes you want to start digging in your own backyard, eh?
The exhibit is anything but a boring graveyard of what once was. Indiana State Museum offers very interactive exhibits – you can even hop into the dirt to dig up bones with your own hands! Maps of Indiana at various points throughout the exhibit will show you exactly which county certain bones were found.
Are you curious to know what Ice Age giants might have been hanging out in your own backyard? Visit Indy is offering THREE tickets to Ice Age Giants: The Mystery of Mammoths and Mastodons to one lucky reader. Enter below – tickets must be used by December 5, 2013. Giveaway ends Sunday, November 24.