The Ice Age

During Florida’s Pleistocene Ice Age, megafauna (large mammals) dominated what was then a savannah-like landscape. Learn about giant ground sloths, mastodons, mammoths, saber-toothed cats, the American lion, glyptodonts, giant beavers, bison, tapiers, giant tortoises, dire wolves, and more. 

Inside the exhibit:

  • See enormous creatures that once roamed the state.
  • Touch real fossils.
  • Take your photograph from inside the jaws of the megalodon.
  • Step into the South Indian Field Archaeological dig site.

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Mastodons

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Bones the Mastodon

Dire Wolves

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The Dire Wolf

Horses of the Ice Age

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"Primitive Horses"