The museum offers a jouney through the era of the reptiles and the beginning of the reign of mammals, accompanied by a figure, a prehistory icon – the Mammoth -. A journey through time, until his recent extinction and the emergence of relatively young but unique Chihuahua Desert. The largest desert in the Americas, with its endemic flora and fauna and spectacular geology.
Mammoth came to America more than 45,000 years ago; during which time, it evolved into a local endemic species called Columbian mammoth, Mammutithus Columbini; that only existed in what is the territory now know as North America. It was at the time, the largest land animal in the world, even more than the wolly mammoth and the Asian and African elephants, who are contemporaries of this great race.
In this museum of the 13 rooms, we will travel through the Earth’s eras; supported with dioramas, audiovisual and fossils, we will understand the impacts on the flora and fauna occurred, due to geological and climatic events, that gave shaped to this land between 120 and 165 million years ago, when there was a mediterranean sea in whats today is Chihuahua territory. The Sea of Thetis.In th museum, we will se in display ammonities, that lived abundaantly in this sea.
Room 1: Mammoth Skeleton – It is exhibited the species of mammoth fossilized, known as Mammuthus columbi, or rather “columbine mammoth”, which has an approximate age of 18,000 years old About 30 years. Mammoths arrived more than 45,000 years ago, during which time a unique endemic local species existed that only existed in North America, E.E. U.U. And part of Canada. It was in its time the largest terrestrial animal in the world, even more so than the woolly Mammoth and the Asian and African Elephants, contemporaries of and.
Room 2: Audiovisual – Screening of documentaries with basic and general information on mammoths and the ice age.
Room 3: Sea of Tethys – In this room there are fossils of sea snails called “Ammonites”, which lived in an ancient sea that covered part of the state of Chihuahua, during the time of the dinosaurs. These were very abundant, but today they are extinct.
Room 4: Hall of Music: Remembrance and brief history of the building of the school that dates from 1910, with its original piano and furniture of the Porfiriana era.
Room 5: Bispatio: In this space you can look for pieces of fossils of native tree trunks, Ammonites, sea bed seabed that covered Chihuahua and as well as a representation of an old store.
Room 6: Minerals – Sample specimens of minerals formed during the Cenozoic age (mammalian age) that comes from the state of Chihuahua, as well as old tools used for extraction.
Room 7: Fossil flora – It exhibits plant fossils with an approximate age of 65 to 1 million years, which are trunks, leaves, sections of petrified trees and stromatolites (They are blue green microalgae that caused the formation of oxygen in the planet. Of structures called reefs). These fossils relate to the evolution of the Mammoth.
Room 8: Cenozoic Fauna – Mammals coexisted with other species, such as saber-toothed tiger, American Rhino, Horse, Camel, Bear, Glyptodon or giant armadillo among other species whose skulls or remains are displayed together A illustrations and explanations.
Room 9: Representation of the Mammoth Find – An almost complete skeleton of a Mammoth is displayed, where the conditions and characteristics of a paleontological find can be witnessed.
Room 10: Dinosaur Skeletons – A fossilized skeleton of a dinosaur named Chasmosaurio is shown, a relative of the Triceratops genus. This phosphorus was not known and was a feral animal that lived at the same time as the Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Room 11: Fossils and art. In this room are exhibited artistic pieces created from the ammonite and amber fossils.
Room 12 and 13: Temporary exhibition- The sample shows the belongings of Mennonites, the groups of Germany that settled mainly in Cuauhtémoc. In this room are shown home objects, stories such as plates, refrigerators, furniture, clothing and personal items.
Room 14 and 15: Back to the sea / Gray Whale Sea fossils of cetaceans and fish are exhibited. In the last room is a skeleton of a gray whale with an approximate age of 1000 years, this room and the previous one close the exhibition with a message to the childhood and the public so that we act in a responsible way protecting the life forms of our Earth planet