Rethink Extinct

  • Rethink Extinct

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  • Extinction is happening all the time. Of all the species that ever lived on Earth, over 99.9% have gone extinct.
    What does it mean to be extinct? What causes extinction to occur? How long does it take? Discover the tools and processes paleontologists use today to answer these and other crucial questions to reveal the history of our planet.

    Rethink Extinct takes you on a journey through time, starting in the Paleozoic Era 542 million years ago, to explore the past – and the future – of life on Earth. Since the most basic of organisms began populating our planet, Earth has experienced at least five mass extinctions that have driven more than half of all life to extinction in relatively short periods of time.

    Investigate events that made the headlines in Earth’s history, learn why extinction is necessary for the ongoing diversity of life, and discover how human actions may be driving the next mass extinction.

    The story of Rethink Extinct is told and experienced through interactive displays as well as dinosaurs, mastodons, fossils, and other specimens – both extinct or threatened by extinction –  from the Museum’s collections.

    Rethink Extinct also features the Museum’s treasured Bermuda Coral Reef diorama; a treasured piece of the Museum’s history designed and built by Henri, George and Paul Marchand. The diorama was originally unveiled to Museum guests in 1933 but has not been on display to the public since the 1990s.

    Museum Hours:

    Monday – Sunday: 10am-4pm
    Member Mondays: Now through May 4, 2015, the Curious George: Let’s Get Curious, Science + You and the Explorations gallery will open on Mondays at 9am for Members Only

    Admission Rates:

    General Admission
    Seniors 62+ $9
    Children 2-17, students* & military* with ID  $8
    Museum Members  FREE
    Children under 2*  FREE
    The following cardholders receive $1 off general museum admission:

    AAA Members
    Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Cardholders
    NFTA pass cardholders


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