Exhibition: Madagascar: Ghosts of the Past

April 11, 2015 @ 10:00 am
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT 06830

This exhibition is generously supported by Gabelli Funds
The Charles M. And Deborah G. Royce Exhibition Fund
and a Committee of Honor.

Madagascar: Ghosts of the Past has a title that only hints at the intrigue waiting for visitors to the Bruce Museum’s science gallery.

Isolated for the last 88 million years, Madagascar is populated by hundreds of remarkable species that are found nowhere else on Earth.

 Visitors will explore three major phases of Malagasy history and encounter a variety of living and extinct species.

  • The exhibition includes casts of a carnivorous theropod dinosaur suspected of cannibalism and a snub-nosed plant-eating crocodilian.
  •  Visitors will encounter giant lemurs, pygmy hippos and the elephant bird, a giant flightless species with an egg holding the volume of 150 chicken eggs!
  • The exhibition concludes by touching on the present, following the rapid extinction of many species as humans arrive on Madagascar.