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Extraordinary collections ignite passion for lifelong learning

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science preserves the scientific heritage of  New Mexico through extraordinary collections, research exhibits, and programs designed to ignite a passion for lifelong learning.

A recent discovery made at the Grand Canyon has astonished many. 280 million-year-old fossil footprints have been found in an ancient desert deposit in Grand Canyon National Park. Scientists believe this “ichnotherium” fossil discovery is the first occurrence of an animal with both amphibian and reptile characteristics.

These are the youngest geological records of this type of fossil in the world. The research was conducted by Dr. Spencer Lucas of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and  Science and Dr. Heitor Francischini, Ph.D.from Laboratory of Vertebrate Paleontology (Brazil). The site was first visited in 2017.

There will be a sneak peek of the Bisti Beast. This display, and the Apollo 11 Anniversary is coming up. The Capcom Go movie showing is June 7, as well other Apollo 11 memorabilia on display in an upcoming exhibit.

Go to The UNM Museum of Natural History & Science for more information.

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