This could (coral)ate to a good time!


Small, yet intriguing, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science’s newest exhibit – After The Asteroid – uses newly uncovered fossils to discover more of our age-old history. This exhibit shows around 30 fossils found recently in coral buffs, colorado springs. They have approximations of what the actual animal may have looked, along with pictures of the changing landscape comparing now to around 66 million years ago. They claim that this shows a story of how the world recovered after the famed asteroid decimated the dinosaurs, but I couldn’t really draw any knowledge from there, it seemed quite small. This, unfortunately, resulted in the incomplete feeling I got. I was sad that I wasn’t able to learn very much. I would not go to the museum if this would be the main attraction. However, if you very rarely go and you want to see a variety of things, or you have a membership and can go whenever, it is still interesting and the fossils are very well preserved, making it worthwhile if there is little stopping you from going. This would not be the best exhibit for kids who are impatient or don’t like admiring the beauty of things, they will find it boring. Also, kids under ten or so probably won’t be tall enough to see the fossils, so if you do take one, prepare for a few minutes of piggy-back riding. There was an informational video, but it was hard to listen with other patrons around, and there is the same issue of antsy children that this would be less than optimal for. However, it was still a good experience and I’m glad I went. These were some of the best-preserved fossils I’d ever seen, and many people will still enjoy it. This was a good addition to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science’s arsenal of exhibits.