Landing After Hours: What our Rocks Carry – How Fossils Inform our Past, Present and Future

12/6/2023 | Missouri State Museum | Jefferson City, MO

Did you know that Missouri’s rocks record a crinoid-littered sea that once covered central North America in the Carboniferous Period, around 350 million years ago? Almost 300 million years later, our state dinosaur, Hypsibema missouriensis, roamed the Earth after the sea dried up. About 12,000 years ago, mastodons grazed in the forests near what is now St. Louis alongside Clovis people. Missouri’s rich history of life helps us understand modern animals, plants and people through what it tells us of our past. Join Delaney Ryan, curator of exhibits at the Missouri State Museum, to learn about what is within our reach – and under our feet!

The Missouri State Museum's "Landing After Hours" program is held the first Wednesday of each month at Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, located at 100 Jefferson St. Doors to the site’s Lohman Building open at 6:30 p.m., and the program begins at 7 p.m. Convenient parking is available in the lot next to the Lohman Building.

In addition to being held in person, this program will be livestreamed on the Missouri State Museum’s Facebook page.

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Program Time: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. | Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.
Program Location:
  • In person: Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, 100 Jefferson St., Jefferson City
  • Virtual: Missouri State Museum Facebook page

The Missouri State Museum is located at:

First Floor, State Capitol, 201 W. Capitol Ave., Jefferson City, MO | 573-751-2854

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs