Permian Monsters

On exhibit Saturday, October 12, 2024-Sunday, May 11, 2025

Step back in time 290 million years when bizarre-looking animals dominated life on land and sea to discover the greatest extinction the world has ever seen. Using a blend of art and science, this unique traveling exhibit brings the past back to life with fossilized skeletons and full-size models of animals, including giant insects, bizarre sharks and strange reptiles that ruled the world millions of years before the age of dinosaurs.

Permian Monsters showcases an amazing collection of fossils and models from this relatively unknown period. View fossilized skeletons and reconstructed models of amazing creatures that dominated land and sea. Meet the top predator, the largest sabertoothed creature of all time. The Permian Period ended with the extinction of 80% of all species. Find out how a huge volcanic eruption set off a chain of events that led to the greatest extinction of all time to make way for Earthโ€™s next rulers: the dinosaurs!