Many people think paleontology is the study of fossils. In fact,
paleontology is much more. Paleontology incorporates many different kinds of data from different fields. We provide three different areas in which to start your exploration of paleontology:
Phylogeny the "family tree" of life.
Geologic Time the temporal existence of groups of organisms.
Evolutionary Thought evolutionary topics and scientists in their historical context.
These exhibits are extensive, complex and packed with information. To aid you in your virtual investigations, we have developed a navigation guide
to explain the organizational structures and navigation tools that can help you make the most of the exhibits.
You may also wish to look through our list of Special Exhibits for in-depth and interesting pages of note.