Wheaton, Illinois: Perry Mastodon Exhibit

Found nearby, the mastodon is proudly displayed on a revolving turntable that can be viewed from both indoors and outside at the new Science Center.

Armerding Hall, Wheaton College

Address:
Kenilworth Ave., Wheaton, IL
Directions:
On the campus of Wheaton College, in the Edwin F. Deicke Exhibit Hall, which is in Armerding Hall, which is on the south side of Kenilworth Ave. Roughly four blocks east of Main St. and two blocks south of Harrison Ave. Indoor viewing hours are M-F 9-9. Otherwise the Mastodon can viewed from an outside patio between Armerding Hall and Breyer Laboratory.
Hours:
M-F 9am - 9pm; can also be viewed from outside. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
630-752-5010
Admission:
Free.
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Mastadon.

Perry Mastodon Exhibit

The Mastodon has since moved to Wheaton College's New Science Center. It is still visible both inside and outside of the building.

[Monica, 04/26/2012]
Perry Mastadon Exhibit

The Perry Mastadon Exhibit at Wheaton College is a reconstruction of an American Mastodon discovered locally in 1963. Half of it is the skeleton and half is a reconstruction of what it would have looked like when it lived during the ice age. It's viewable from both indoors and outdoors at Breyer Hall. It revolves on a platform, and there is an audio track, as well as an historical multimedia program if you're inside the building. If you're there after hours, there's an audio track you can listen to as you watch the mastadon revolve. Sometimes it's unplugged and you can't listen or watch it revolve, but it's still pretty cool to see.

[Jean, 09/02/2003]

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