The Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science is bringing a little of the past to the present with its “After the Dinosaur Prehistoric Beasts” exhibit.
The museum has transformed its first floor into the Ice Age using skylights, sound effects and plants.
“It is a great opportunity for kids of all ages to experience the past brought back to life,” said Heather Whitaker, coordinator of science exhibitions.
Sponsored by Florida Power and Light, the exhibit was borrowed from Kokioro Dinosaurs.
It features life-size models of pre-historic animals such as the woolly mammoth and the sabertooth cat in their natural surroundings.
The woolly mammoth is set in ice and the sabertooth cat in a tranquil setting on a grassy knoll.
In another scene the sabertooth cat is attacking a ground sloth.
Some of the other mammals include the baluchitherium, platybelodon, australopithecus, doedicurus, the head of hycotherium and coleondonta.
“I would be interested in going to see the exhibit,” said Delexis Bagley, 18, a freshman psychology student.
With interactive media, coloring books, and educational games, the exhibit goes beyond entertainment to educational.
It is not only for children, but for people of all ages.
Part of a three-part series, the exhibit will run from Sept. 21 to Jan. 5.
“I look forward to going with my son,” said Sarina Bland, 20, a general studies student from Boca Raton.
The museum is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and from 1 -5 p.m. on Sunday.
It is $6 for general admission and $3.75 for students.
Parking is available in the Kleman Plaza behind City Hall.
For more information go to www.thebrogan.org.
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