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Ribbon Cutting at Education Program Building at The Mammoth Site

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On Saturday, May 5th, we invite you to tour the new Education Program Building, which now houses the Junior Paleontologist and newly created Advanced Paleontologist excavation programs.
The 2,916 square foot building was constructed over the winter and is now ready for the excavation programs. It contains three dig boxes made of concrete and filled with soil excavated from the sinkhole where excavators have uncovered 59 mammoths and 85 other species of associated Ice Age fauna.
The dig boxes have replicas of mammoth and giant short-faced bear bones that are excavated as part of the dig programs.
The expanded education programs allow for additional times for the Junior Paleontologist excavation programs as well as adding the Advanced Paleontologist program. See backside of News Release for additional information on the education programs.
During the open house from 10:00 – 12:00 you can sign up for drawings for two free Junior Paleontologist Digs, two Advanced Paleontologist Digs and two Atlatl throwing experiences.
The Mammoth Site is open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with the last tour leaving at 4:00 p.m. Summer hours, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. start May 15.
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Joe Muller
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Phone: 605-745-6017