Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™
January 30 – May 16
Long before the Midwest was populated by corn fields and cows, dinosaurs roamed the land. A brand-new exhibit created by Minnesota Children’s Museum will allow children and adults to explore dinosaur habitats to better understand how these mysterious animals lived and use inquiry skills to examine what they left behind. The exhibit is bilingual in both English and Spanish, and is aimed towards children ages 3 to 10.
Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™, opening, Jan. 30 at the Sam Noble Museum at the University of Oklahoma, transports families back to the Cretaceous Period (145 – 65 million years ago), the time when large dinosaurs last roamed the earth.
Children will go face-to-face with the prehistoric world and meet dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes inside two distinct environments with a variety of activities.
Places of Power: Painted Photographs of Sacred Landscapes by Corson Hirschfeld
January 6 – May 2
The exhibit will be displayed in the museum’s second-floor Higginbotham gallery, and features breathtaking, hand-painted photographs of ancient, sacred spaces including cultural and archaeological sites, cultural landscapes and petroglyphs from over 20 different countries.
Hirschfeld came to Norman in 2006 to be with his wife, Tassie Hirschfeld, who is a professor in the Department of Anthropology in the University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences. In his earlier days, he was a herpetologist studying reptiles and amphibians, and he also had a long career as a studio photographer in Cincinnati before moving to Norman. His creative talents included writing, and he published three suspense novels before moving to Norman.