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Exploring Beyond Jurassic Park

Exploring Beyond Jurassic Park

Walk through time and observe the Earth’s geologic history in
BEYOND JURASSIC PARK, including MI CORAL REEF, an ancient forest created from trees and
other plants that survive yet today, real rocks and fossils and sculptural interpretations of
extinct plants and animals that lived here before, during, and after the ever popular dinosaurs.
Beyond Jurassic Park allows visitors to explore the ecology of the past—the plants, the animals
and their environments and emphasizes the balance of nature, illustrates the natural changes
that have taken place in Michigan over time, and demonstrates the importance of Michigan’s
geologic history.