New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

 

Timetracks

Our core exhibits offer a journey through billions of years of New Mexico's natural history, from the formation of the universe to the present day.

Origins
12 billion to 251 million years ago:
from the beginning of the universe through the Paleozoic Era
Dawn of the Dinosaurs
The Triassic Period, 251 million to 202 million years ago
Age of Super Giants
Jurassic, 202 million to 144 million years ago
New Mexico's Seacoast
Cretaceous Period, 144 million to 66 million years ago
Age of Volcanoes
Paleogene and Neogene Periods, 65 million to 1.8 million years ago
Evolving Grasslands
Paleogene and Neogene Periods, 65 million to 1.8 million years ago
The Cave
Pliocene and Pleistocene Epochs, 4 million to 10,000 years ago
New Mexico's Ice Age
Pleistocene, 1.6 million to 10,000 years ago