The Mammoth Project

When someone offers you a wooly mammoth, you say yes. We did, and now…

You’re invited to celebrate the arrival of a never-before-exhibited complete woolly mammoth at the Natural History Society of Maryland.

Natural History isn’t limited to today. It encompasses all 4.6 billion years of earth’s history.

During the last Ice Age (Pleistocene c.2.58 million – 11,700 years ago), life and landscape of Maryland was vastly different. It was colder. There was no Chesapeake Bay. Mammoths, sabertoothed cats, bison and great beavers roamed a land dominated by coniferous woods and marshy tundra.

Prof Ralf-Dietrich Kahlke from the Senckenberg Research Station for Quaternary Paleontology in Weimar, Germany, has recorded the maximum geographic distribution of the woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) during the most recent Ice Age, and prepared the most accurate global map in this regard.

The exhibit and educational programming will take visitors on a journey back in time to see and learn and experience Maryland in the Ice Age. What stories will these bones tell? What secrets will be uncovered about the past that can help guide our future?

ABOUT THE MAMMOTH: ABOUT THE MAMMOTH: This mammoth was excavated in Alaska in partnership with local Native Alaskan communities using an ecologically friendly approach (fossils taken to surface via natural erosion).”


Donors of all levels are needed to “build the mammoth”. NHSM’s $250,000 fundraising goal will help fund the woolly mammoth exhibition, the ongoing conservation of NHSM’s scientific collections, and year-round educational and engaging nature-based opportunities for Maryland communities, schools, families, and students of all ages.

Corporate Sponsorships – Show the world you support science and education, gain valuable visibility, and special perks.

GoFundMe – Every dollar counts. Please give and encourage others to give also and receive interesting thank you gifts.

Purchase Mammoth Merch – Proudly display your Mammoth Magnanimity.

Enter the Woollyverse – Come learn about the ice age in lectures, events, a programs.

Mammoth Unveiling- Party Like its 40,000 BCE

  • When19 Jan 2024
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location6908 Bel Air Rd, Natural History Society of MD


  • Go Fund Me
  • Single Ticket – $250.00
  • Sponsor Ticket

Registration is closed

The wait is over. The never-before seen Woolly Mammoth will is ready for its close-up. This special ticketed event is open to Mammoth Project Sponsors and GoFundMe donors at the $500 and higher level.

Party like its 40,000 BCE.

  • Special drinks and food.
  • Music featuring a jazz composition inspired by the Woolly Mammoth.
  • Meet the man who collected the bones and learn from the preeminent authority on the Ice Age in Maryland, Ralph Eshelman.
  • Display of Native American tools and weapons
  • special surprises

When you buy a ticket to the unveiling – you receive access to the Mammoth Speaker’s Series – 5 online presentations made by experts in the field of paleontology, archaeology and climatology.

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