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Sea Monsters Unearthed: Life in Angola's Ancient Seas

This Weekend
Daily, Now - September 30, 2020
From: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Get up close to the fossil remains of giant reptiles that once ruled Angola's waves. 

After the South Atlantic Ocean basin formed 120 million years ago, mosasaurs, plesiosaurs, and sea turtles moved in and thrived along Africa’s southwest coast. Projecto PaleoAngola scientists continue to uncover the fossils of these real-life sea monsters, shedding light on this period in Earth’s history—and on ocean ecosystems today.

Inside the Ocean Focus Gallery, you can explore modern Angola’s fossil-filled cliffs, dive into Cretaceous Angola’s cool coastal waters, and learn about the evolutionary, geological, and environmental forces that shaped life in the ocean then and now.

Event Location

National Museum of American History
1300 Constitution Ave. NW,
Washington, DC 20560
National Mall

Admission: Free!


Posted by: National Museum of American History