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New Ice Age Exhibit Opens at Virginia Living Museum

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NEWPORT NEWS-Now through April 11, visitors to the Virginia Living Museum will be able to experience what life was like during the Ice Age through its latest exhibit “Exploration Ice Age: Unearthing Extinctions.”  The temporary exhibit showcases mammoths, saber-tooth cats, mastodons, and other animals of the last Ice Age. The exhibit also includes fossils and biofacts from the Virginia Living Museum collections as well as others on loan from the Virginia Zoo. The museum aims to explore and unearth extinctions to consider the biodiversity and future of our planet through the exhibit. Connecting ancient species to their relatives, some of which live in habitats along the Virginia Living Museum’s outdoor trail, brings history to life. 

An interactive fossil discovery quest includes a digital breakout room via QR code. With a quick scan on a mobile device, guests select a fossil on display and attempt to travel back in time to the last Ice Age and solve clues to discover its identity.  “Exploration Ice Age: Unearthing Extinctions” is included with museum admission. Virginia Living Museum is open daily from 9am to 5pm. For more information, visit

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