Winter Break Gallery Tour: Remember the Mastodon

February 19, 2016 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Location: Staten Island Museum (Building A)

Mastodon 1, Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor, Amessé Photography

Learn what happened to the Mastodons of Staten Island on this family friendly curator led tour. The jumbo molar and other fossilized bones of Mammut americanum found on Staten Island tells us that these giants once called the borough home. Finds like these were wondrous for the people of the 18th and 19th centuries. Today too, it is incredible to imagine 10,000 pound beasts roaming the boroughs of New York City. Their presence on Staten Island serves as a dramatic lesson about extinction and habitat change. A Richmond County Savings Foundation Exhibition. Walk-ins welcome. Free with admission!