Ice Age—The Link to the Columbia River Gorge

A permanent exhibit is Ice Age Phase II, featuring a life-size 13-foot Columbian mammoth and interpretation of the role that the Ice Age played in populating the Americas. The exhibit explains why everything reached mammoth proportions during the Ice Age, how and why people migrated during this forbidding time, and why Ice Age theories are complex and incomplete.

Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area

The Columbia Gorge is particularly linked to the Ice Age because of the role the Ice Age floods played in its creation. As legislators in Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon seek designation of the Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail, the region is drawing more interest from tourists wanting to find the touchstones of this dramatic period in the natural history of the Mid Columbia area. The exhibit is designed to spark interest and encourage further exploration of the region.

included with paid admission

> exhibits

Columbia River Gorge National
Scenic Area

Cargo—Lewis & Clark Expedition

Ice Age Exhibit

Collections at the Discovery

Wasco County Past and Present

Nature Walk & Plant Restorations

George Lawrence Saddles

Stewardship for the Next Generation