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Exploring Beyond Jurassic Park

Exploring Beyond Jurassic Park

Walk through time and observe the Earth’s geologic history in EXPLORING BEYOND JURASSIC PARK, including the MICHIGAN CORAL REEF, an ancient forest of prehistoric 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. Exploring Beyond Jurassic Park allows visitors to explore the ecology of the past—the plants, the animals and their environments, emphasizes the balance of nature and illustrates the natural changes that have taken place in Michigan over time, as it demonstrates the importance of Michigan’s geologic history.