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Snowmass Ice Age Discovery Center, Snowmass Village

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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.
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  • 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 
    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... 
    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 »

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