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Sternberg Museum will be showing off some new fossils in exhibit

HAYS, Kansas - It's a battle between the old and the new at the Sternberg Museum hoping to make clear the differences between modern animals and their ancestors in a new exhibit called Titans of the Ice Age.
 
"I think there is a lot of pop culture, and people get a lot of information and misinformation from pop culture," said Dr. Laura Wilson, Sternberg Museum Curarotor of Paleontology.
 
Already filled with fossils from underwater animals, the museum is now showcasing land animals and looking to dispel myths about what they were like.
 
"We have the recent string of ice age movies, and so you know the question is whether people know the difference from those movies that animals were bigger."
 
Visitors are excited to see the new exhibit.
 
"Most defiantly, I haven't been here for several years, and it's improved greatly since then, and it was a great facility then, but it's gotten even better," said Jack O'Leary, Russell County Resident.
 
Jack's daughter is just excited to see the saber-tooth tiger because of its prominent feature.
 
"Their big giant teeth," said Jayla O'Leary.
 
This is the first of several new exhibits that will be opening over the next few years, and they'll be focusing more on fossils that come from Kansas
 
"You know a lot of people associate Kansas with the seaway, with the chalks that we have here with the mosasaurs or things like that, but we actually have records of rhinoceros, camels, horses, that lived in Kansas 8 million years ago," said Wilson.
 
The new exhibit, Titans of the Ice Age, will be unveiled on Saturday.
 
 

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