Snowmass Ice Age Discovery Center, Snowmass Village

#4 of 15 in Things to do in Snowmass Village
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
The Snowmastodon Site is one of the largest fossil discoveries in Colorado history, the world's most significant mastodon find, and a remarkably complete record of climate change between 140,000-45,000 years ago.

During the excavation, scientists recovered over 6,000 large skeletal elements and 30,000 small skeletal elements belonging to mammoth, mastodon, bison, camel, horse, sloth, deer, and 45 species of smaller vertebrate animals.

The Snowmass Ice Age Discovery Center is dedicated to educating the public about this exciting find.
For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Snowmass Village holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Snowmass Ice Age Discovery Center and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Create an itinerary including Snowmass Ice Age Discovery Center

Snowmass Ice Age Discovery Center reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
94 reviews
  • Our kids love hanging out at the Discovery Center. A good way to spend a few hours on a non ski day. Exploring, learning, and having fun. @nickellfamilytravel  more »
  • We spent a significant amount of time learning how to reach this location. It is in a classy shopping center in a small structure. The displays are well organized and everything was clean and new...  more »
  • Nice little place which shows some of our prehistoric history. Nice place for kids to keep them entertained.
  • Good information about the snowmass site mamouth discovery.

Plan your trip to Snowmass Village

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.