Age of Mammals tells an epic evolutionary story that spans 65 million years! But its theme can be distilled into just six words: Continents move. Climates change. Mammals evolve.

They’re six loaded words, however. “It's the first permanent museum exhibit to trace mammal evolution — from the extinction of large dinosaurs to the rise of humans — within the context of epochal changes in the Earth’s geology and climate,” says Dr. John Harris, lead curator for the exhibition.

“We believe this new way of telling our story is not only exciting, but it also provides a powerful message. It puts climate change and human impact on our environment into the context of long-term geological and evolutionary processes.”