Throughout the Exhibit Hall visitors will see a variety of original art work depicting artists’ interpretations of prehistoric life, including: life-sized dinosaur sculptures, paintings, and wall murals.
Our most recent exhibit features botanical specimens donated by the family of the late Howard Shanks. Dr. Shanks was a historian, paleontologist, mineralogist and genealogist who worked at the Ames Laboratory and the Microelectronics Research Center in Ames, Iowa. The specimens show what trees in North America looked like 300 million years ago.
For the Kids
Our child-friendly museum hosts an activity center with seating available for parents and grandparents. Children will enjoy the tactile interaction with our many touchable exhibits. These exhibits are each identified with a green hand.