Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs

PM Pelycosaurs small- webMay 1 – August 21, 2015
Durham Children's Museum and the
Midland County Public Library's Centennial Branch

Julius Csotonyi
Pelycosaurs

Exhibition made possible by 
City of Midland Hotel/Motel Tax Board, the FMH Foundation, Concho Resources, The Beal Foundation, J. Robert Jones Charitable Trust and Union Pacific Foundation, with support from Cece and AJ Brune, Kelly and Mike Cunningham, Julie Z. Edwards, Dr. Tom and Anne Hyde, Katherine and Duncan Kennedy, Mary B. Kennedy, Stephen and Leah Robertson, and Claire and Jim Woodcock.

 


Summer 2015 is an exciting time for the Midland County Public Library and the Museum of the Southwest as we come together to host Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs. Having traveled to Midland from Australia, this is the first time this exhibition has ever been seen in North America. Viewers step back in time 290 million years when bizarre-looking animals dominated life on land and sea and find out about the greatest extinction the world has ever seen. This unique exhibition brings the past back to life with an amazing collection of fossilized skeletons and full-size life models of the animals that ruled the world millions of years before the age of dinosaurs, in a time known as the Permian.

Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs blends art and science with a collection of new artwork which offers a glimpse back in time through the eyes of award winning paleo-artist Julius Csotonyi. This traveling exhibition was produced by Gondwana Studios and is jointly hosted by the Museum of the Southwest and the Midland County Public Library.
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PERMIAN MONSTERS SUMMER PARTY!

Saturday, July 11 | 10 am to 2 pm
Free campus admission

 

Check out Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs at both the Durham Children’s Museum and the Centennial Branch of the Midland County Public Library during this fun summer celebration!

10 am–2 pm | Monster crafts and activities
11 am | Watch The Land Before Time in the Blakemore Planetarium (seating limited)
1:30 pm | Dinosaur Costume Contest

Shhh . . . Special announcement to follow contest!

 

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Where To Find Us

Museum of the Southwest
1705 W. Missouri Ave.
Midland, TX 79701
432.683.2882