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Waco Mammoth Site Exhibit

The Waco Mammoth Site Exhibit at the Mayborn Museum offers visitors an additional way to experience the internationally known Waco Mammoth Site.

This remarkable paleontological site is believed to be the world's largest concentration of Columbian Mammoths dying from a single event. What makes this site even more interesting to the public is the touching story it tells of the herd's last minutes.

Approximately 68,000 years ago, the mammoth herd was trapped in a sudden flash flood along the banks of the Bosque River. The adult mammoths tried to save the juveniles by lifting them above the surging water with their tusks, but all were killed when the mud river banks caved in. The bones were frozen in time until the first fossil was discovered in 1978.

Since then, researchers from around the world have uncovered twenty-five mammoths and made many new discoveries regarding the physical characteristics and behavior of the species.

The site is currently open to the public and more information can be found at The Waco Mammoth Site Webpage.

Museum visitors can experience the Central Texas wonder at the Mayborn Museum. The Waco Mammoth Site Exhibit displays original casts of the fossils beneath a glass floor, allowing visitors a unique, up-close view of exactly how excited excavators found the mammoth bones at the site. A large-screen film and interactive stations tell visitors the story of the mammoth's lives in Texas and the remarkable scientific discoveries at the site.

With something for everyone, this exhibit is a must see for anyone interested mammoths, paleontology, or just the unique history of Central Texas.

Visit us soon to see the Waco Mammoth Site Exhibit and visit the Mayborn Museum's other fun and family-friendly exhibits!

Entrance to the exhibit is included with price of admission!


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Baylor, Waco donate funds for historic site

Waco community needs access to mammoth site

National Park Service Kicks Off Study of Waco Mammoth Site

Baylor, park service plan mammoth site

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