Roam among saber-toothed cats and giant bears.

Touch the teeth of the colossal mastodon and joust with mammoth tusks!

Marvel over some of the oldest human artifacts in existence.

See prehistoric animal bones and tusks from right here in the Pacific Northwest.


Live among these larger-than-life creatures for a day in the most hands-on, interactive exhibition since the Ice Age!

Titans of the Ice Age:
Mammoths and Mastodons

February 11 – May 7, 2017

Journey back in time millions of years ago when mammoths and mastodons roamed the earth. Experience  
the world of the Ice Age through large-scale projections, walk-through dioramas, soundscapes, and virtual experiences. You’'ll be awed by life-sized animal replicas and skeletons that you can touch and examine up close and amazed by actual spear points used by prehistoric hunters of North America  plus huge skulls and tusks and some of the oldest art in existence.

Discover the difference between mammoths and mastodons and learn the answers to questions such as Why are these creatures so big?  How do they balance their heavy tusks?  How much did a mammoth eat in a day? How do elephants “talk” to each other?

Titans of the Ice Age not only explores how Ice Age creatures lived and died, it also looks at the roles played by climate change, human predators, and other factors in their extinction. The exhibit considers what Asian and African elephants can tell us about their extinct cousins and what must be done to save modern elephants from the same fate.

This is the only exhibition created on the topic that is truly international in scope, featuring a slate of world-renowned scientists and their breakthrough findings on Pleistocene mega fauna (giant animals).

Collection pieces from the Northwest Museum of Arts + Culture will accompany the exhibition with an unveiling of a mammoth-sized Pleistocene display in the museum’s group entry, created by artist Peter Thomas.

This exhibition was created by The Field Museum, Chicago.


Major Support from:
Spokane County

Additional support for this exhibit:  
Joel E. Ferris Foundation
Carl M. Hansen Foundation
The Spokesman-Review
The Broadway Group