In addition to the Age of Mammals
and a new Rotunda exhibit this summer, the museum plans for a Dinosaur Mysteries exhibit in 2011, with new outdoor gardens, and an Under the Sun exhibition for 2012 focusing on the natural and cultural history of Los Angeles leading to the museum's centennial celebration in 2013.
Harris, head of vertebrate studies at the Natural History Museum and chief curator of the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits, says it's perhaps most appropriate the Age of Mammals
should be the first major exhibition to be rolled out by the museum.
It started in December 2007 with the opening of the James and Louise Temerty Galleries of the Age of Dinosaurs and the Gallery of the Age of Mammals
gt;April 4: "Love and Feeling in the Age of Mammals
," the psychobiology of love with Thomas B.
Don't miss the TD Bank Financial Group Continents Adrift panels; the Evolution of Birds section, which shows how birds evolved from their dinosaur ancestors; and a section on the events that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs and many other life forms, ultimately paving the way for the Age of Mammals
The ROM's new Gallery of the Age of Mammals
displays mammal life from the Cenozoic Era (65 million years ago to the present)--called, no surprise here, the Age of Mammals
To help with the heavy workload of repairing, preparing, and creating two new galleries (the Gallery of the Age of Mammals
opens at the same time), two technicians, Kathy David and Pete Fenton, were seconded from the invertebrate side.
Some of these, including specimens of the marine snail Neptunea despecta shown here, will be displayed in the new Gallery of the Age of Mammals