“Digging Deeper: An Archeological Discovery” is now open at the Greeley History Museum at 714 8th St. in Downtown Greeley. The exhibit includes information, photographs, real mammoth bones, and other artifacts recovered from the nearby Dent archaeological site in the 1930s and on loan from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The Dent site showed that humans did hunt mammoths in North America.”

A giant wall mural, painted by Greeley resident Adriana Trujillo with the help of museum staff members, depicts Northeastern Colorado during the Pleistocene epoch and the now extinct animals that lived during that time. The Pleistocene was the most recent series of ice ages, which began about 1.6 million years ago.

City of Greeley Museums

When to See the Exhibit

The museum’s February hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, Noon to 4:30 p.m. The museum begins new visitor hours in March. The exhibit runs until August 13, 2017.

Admission

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and children ages three to 17, and $15 for a group of five.