Trees like dawn redwoods, sequoias, gingkos, magnolias and araucarias (monkey puzzle trees) were common during the age of dinosaurs, but are relatively rare today. Many of these species can be found in Beacon Hill Park. Join curator of palaeontology Dr. Victoria Arbour and curator of botany Dr. Ken Marr for a walk back in time in this beautiful urban park. We’ll look at some fossil samples from the museum collection, talk about how palaeontologists use fossil plants to learn about ancient climates and discuss how plants have changed since the time of the dinosaurs.
Ages 10 and up
Meet near the Beacon Hill Petting Zoo entrance