Sydney O’Drobinak, Public Relations Coordinator
Jerri Hamachek, Marketing Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ICE AGE COMING TO MOODY GARDENS
Real fossils and life-sized animatronics invite guests to experience realistic mega-mammals of the chilly past and the present age!
Galveston, TX – June 24, 2014 –Moody Gardens presents Ice Age from November 15, 2014 to May 10, 2015. Ice Age is an exciting and educational exhibition that invites you to travel back in time to discover a frigid world, covered in ice and occupied by mammoths, saber-toothed cats, bears, gigantic birds, cave people and more.
Ice Age features life-sized animatronic animals, real fossils, some of which can be touched by our guests, and cast skeletons set within elaborate Ice Age scenery.
The exhibition begins 2.5 million years ago when the Earth witnessed a major environmental disruption, one that lead to dramatic evolutionary changes to Earth’s life forms and forever shaped human history. Guests then travel through galleries exploring the Megafauna, or giant Ice Age animals; the Ice People, including Neanderthals and Cro Magnons; the Tar Pits, the death traps of the Ice Age creatures; and the Megafaunal Extinction, exploring the theories for why many animals of the Ice Age became extinct.
This exhibition provides a unique and exciting walk through the Ice Age epoch for families and visitors of all ages, closing with poignant discussion topics about Earth’s fragile climates and possible return of the Ice. The Ice Return Gallery explores the prediction for another glacial period in the current Ice Age, how global warming might tip the balance of nature in a swifter, more dangerous direction, and what people can do to help the planet.
“This new exhibit will take guests on an exciting journey through prehistoric times to encounter lifelike mammoths, saber-toothed cats, bears and other creatures,” said John Zendt, president and CEO of Moody Gardens. “The animatronics and information engage us and allow us to have fun as we learn more about the latest scientific discoveries from the Ice Age.”
Ice Age was created by Imagine Exhibitions and Aurea Productions and is curated and advised by world-renowned vertebrate paleontologist Dr. Gregory M. Erickson. Professor Erickson is a leading expert on the biology of extinct organisms, mammals and dinosaurs in particular. He has published nearly 100 professional papers, and participated in over 25 paleontological expeditions around the world.
Come experience firsthand the Ice Age animals of past and present, meet the early humans that lived among them, and learn about the scientific theories regarding the future of our planet. Ice Age is open daily to the public. Admission is $14.95 for adults, $11.95 for seniors and $8.95 for children. For more information and to buy tickets online, please visit www.moodygardens.org.
Moody Gardens is a public, non-profit, educational destination utilizing nature in the advancement of rehabilitation, conservation, recreation and research.
About Imagine Exhibitions
Imagine Exhibitions, Inc. is the global resource for all aspects of exhibitions and attractions. From design to creation, placement to presentation, marketing and operations, Imagine has the experience and inspiration to bring the best possible experience to any venue. Imagine is currently producing and touring 25 exhibitions in museums, science centers, aquariums, integrated resort properties and non-traditional venues throughout the world. For more information, visit www.imagineexhibitions.com or visit the Facebook page.