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Current scientific theory holds that a massive asteroid crashed into the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico approximately 66 million years ago. The aftermath of the impact was directly responsible for not only the extinction of the dinosaurs, but roughly 75% of all life on Earth at that time.
Today, some scientists speculate the Earth is in the midst of a 6th mass extinction. Could human activity resulting in unchecked global warming, ecosystem destruction, and rampant pollution be the cause? Might events like another asteroid impact or a super volcano eruption hasten the collapse of life even further? Join us in our newest exhibit Doom of the Dinosaurs: Are We Next? to learn the facts, see the evidence, and decide for yourself.