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Sep 11, 2014

"Ice Age Unfrozen" to open 9/27 at the Michigan Science Center

The Michigan Science Center (MiSci) is excited to announce the grand opening of its new exhibit, “Ice Age Unfrozen,” where visitors can explore paleontology, climatology and zoology through lively, animatronic displays. The exhibit will launch on Sept. 27 and be on display until Jan. 3 in MiSci’s Traveling Exhibits Hall, providing aspiring paleontologists with a chance to discover the world’s prehistoric past.

Visitors will see how species lived during the ice age through a collection of realistic, animatronic mammals, such as the platybelodon, woolly mammoth, hyracotherium, saber-toothed cat and australopithecus families. The robotic animals are individually programmed for movement based on evidence from fossil records, scientific literature and input from professional paleontologists, and show how life on Earth evolved after the dinosaurs’ extinction. Guests can view the mammals nurturing their young, hunting and even hear the woolly mammoth’s impressive trumpeting sound, as well as visit scenes from Earth’s tumultuous past. The 3,500-square-foot display is an original exhibit created by KOKORO Exhibits.

“This one-of-a-kind exhibit is a cool combination of technology and natural history,” said Dr. Tonya Matthews, president and CEO of the Michigan Science Center. “We are thrilled to have this engaging exhibit as part of the museum’s fall lineup and look forward to inspiring visitors to explore Earth’s past through this fun, unique display.”


To continue the prehistoric adventure, the museum also will feature, “Titans of the Ice Age,” on its Chrysler IMAX® Dome Theatre screen. The film showcases the beautiful frozen landscapes of North America, Europe and Asia, 10,000 years before modern civilization. Viewers will take a journey through an ancient world where man shared the tundra with saber-toothed cats and majestic woolly mammoths, giants both feared and hunted by prehistoric humans.

Admission packages, including general admission to the Science Center, access to “Ice Age Unfrozen” and “Titans of the Ice Age,” are available at $22 for adults and $19 for children. General admission to the Science Center with a ticket to “Ice Age Unfrozen,” also is available at $18 for adults and $15 for children.


About the Michigan Science CenterThe Michigan Science Center is a hands-on museum that inspires children and their families to discover, explore and appreciate science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in a creative, dynamic learning environment. The Science Center features five theaters, including Michigan’s largest screen at the Chrysler IMAX® Dome Theatre; the Dassault Systèmes Planetarium; the Toyota Engineering Theater; the DTE Energy Sparks Theater; the Chrysler Science Stage; a 9,800 square-foot Traveling Science Hall for special exhibits; hands-on exhibit galleries focusing on space, life and physical science; Kids Town just for pint-size scientists; along with education and outreach programs. For more information, please call 313.577.8400 or visit the website, www.Mi-Sci.org.

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