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Secrets of the Skull: From Titanoboa to Tuatara

Secrets of the Skull: From Titanoboa to Tuatara

Dates: June 30 - December 31, 2018

Location: Museum of the Earth, 1259 Trumansburg Road, Ithaca, NY 14850

Our new special exhibit at the Museum of the Earth "Secrets of the Skull: From Titanoboa to Tuatara" opens on June 30th! See over 100 skulls from tiny bird skulls to giant Triceratops and whale skulls. Learn how nature has shaped a complex structure to protect vertebrates' brain and sensory organs. Every vertebrate's skull is beautifully adapted for its unique role in the web of life. Join us to unlock the secrets of the skull!

Over more than 400 million years, nature has shaped a structure to protect the brain and sensory organs in vertebrates. That structure is the skull. Every part of it supports a specific function, including food ingestion, sensory perception, and impact absorption. It is a protective container for the brain, and may also bear defensive structures like horns. The skull, shaped and modified by millions of years of adaptation, is a thing of complexity and beauty. Although skulls vary in size and structure, there is similarity among this diversity. Come discover the features that skulls have in common and how they allow us to trace their evolutionary history and life stories and explore the many interlocking parts and their functions.

"Secrets of the Skull: From Titanoboa to Tuatara" will be on display from June 30 to December 31, 2018 at the Museum of the Earth, 1259 Trumansburg Road in Ithaca, NY. Open 10 am to 5 pm every day during the summer (10 -5 pm Wed. through Sun. after Labor Day).

Hours:
10 am to 5 pm every day during the summer (10 -5 pm Wed. through Sun. after Labor Day)

Contact:
www.priweb.org

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