See Mammoths the Giants of the Ice Age

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This weekend we are going back in time.

42,000 years into the past to be precise. How are we time traveling? Well, we don’t have a Delorean or a Tardis. Personally, this is a tragedy but not the end of the world.

Due to not having any of these fancy time travel machines, we will be roughing it by walking to our destination after parking the car.

How are we time traveling? Well, we don’t have a Delorean or a Tardis. Personally, this is a tragedy but not the end of the world. Due to not having any of these fancy time travel machines, we will be roughing it by walking to our destination after parking the car.

Due to not having any of these fancy time travel machines, we will be roughing it by walking to our destination after parking the car.

Woolly Mammoths Mural. Illustration by Velizar Simeonovski, The Field Museum.

Woolly Mammoths Mural. Illustration by Velizar Simeonovski, The Field Museum.

So where are we off to that requires us to flash back thousands of years?

We are having a sneak peek at the Australian Museum’s latest exhibition. Yes, we are visiting a museum and in a way that means we are being whisked away in time. The kids, hubby and I are going to learn about the Mammoths – Giants of the Ice Age

The Mammoths – Giants of the Ice Age is an exhibition that is in partnership with Destination NSW, the Australian Museum (AAM’s) major exhibition will feature Lyuba , (pronounced Lay – oo – baa ) – a 40,000 – year – old baby woolly mammoth, discovered in 2007 by a Siberian herder and his two sons. This will be the first time the near fully intact baby mammoth has been on display in the southern hemisphere.

Lyuba , (pronounced Lay - oo - baa ) – a 40,000 - year - old baby woolly mammoth.

Lyuba , (pronounced Lay – oo – baa ) – a 40,000 – year – old baby woolly mammoth.

Fancy having history come to life and getting closer to what these animals would have been like.

Australia didn’t have mammoths, so this might be your only chance to see them.

What will you see at the exhibition?

Developed by the internationally renowned Field Museum in Chicago, the exhibition includes a rich collection of fossils, casts and cave drawings showing evidence of how early humans hunted and honoured these massive creatures. Mammoths lived alongside humans for thousands of years and were a source of food for early people, as well as artistic inspiration. Artwork dating from between 35,000 and 10,000 years ago will also be on display in the form of miniature carvings made of bone, stone and mammoth ivory from mammoth tusks. How amazing is it that this artwork has survived.

Did you know? Mammoths are an extinct group of elephants of the genus Mammuthus, whose ancestors migrated out of Africa about 3.5 million years ago.

This image of a human next to mammoths gives you an idea of how big they were. I must say I wouldn't want to be next to one, it would be rather scary.

This image of a human next to mammoths gives you an idea of how big they were. I must say I wouldn’t want to be next to one, it would be rather scary.

I cannot wait to show the kids these amazing and enormous animals. I’m also keen to learn more at the exhibition about what life must have been like alongside this massive creatures. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be close to a mammoth and to learn more about the time, the animals and much more. Make sure that you don’t miss this amazing exhibit from the Australian Museum.

 

What are the dates of The Mammoths Giant of the Ice Age Exhibit

The Mammoths Giants of the Ice Age is open from 19th November 2017 to 13th May 2018

Book your ticket today to see the Mammoths - Giants of the Ice Age at the Australian Museum.

Book your ticket today to see the Mammoths – Giants of the Ice Age at the Australian Museum.

Get tickets to see this amazing event

You can purchase tickets online at the Australian Museum website. Online prices: Adult $10 AM Member, $20 non-Member, Concession $8 AM Member, $16 non-Member, Child 5+ $6 AM Member, $12 non-Member. Kids under 5 go free.   Having this on the list of things to do for the soon to be summer school holidays is a good idea. I always like to have some good places to take the kids that they don’t normally go to often. A museum is a good excuse to stay in the city, relax at a swish hotel and have dinner out. Follow the blog on Instagram to see all the updates at the exhibition and while we are in the city.

A big thank you to The Australian Museum for our invite to look at the exhibit before it officially opens. We are all very excited and cannot wait.

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