Feb 10, 2020 5:33 PM

Darwin Day at Sternberg

Posted Feb 10, 2020 5:33 PM

Join us for a FREE Day at the Sternberg Museum and learn about the amazing research that is happening under the dome.

Come explore more about 3D scanning fossils, the bat populations of Kansas, research being conducted on the Museum's nature trails, and how looking inside bones tells us how animals grew.

There will be walk-through tours of the fossil prep lab and the histology research lab, and guided gallery tours explaining how research informs museum exhibits.

At 2 p.m., there will be a reception with the discoverers and donors behind the newest species at the Sternberg Museum: Cretodus houghtonorum! C. houghtonorum is a species of Late Cretaceous shark that was found in Mitchell County, Kansas in 2010. You can read more about this specimen and its story here: http://oceansofkansas.com/Cretodus.html.