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How do you pronounce “Ogallala Aquifer” and why is it important? Why were the Alibates Flint Quarries such a vital destination for native cultures?

These are just a few of the questions answered in our permanent Geology exhibit. Much of history takes place above ground, but not all of it. An understanding of geology helped farmers irrigate their crops, helped oilmen discover fuel, and helped Native American cultures survive the harsh environment.

The hands-on exhibit does more than just answer questions though. With touchable displays, you’ll be able to feel the sharpness of Alibates flint and learn about the arrowheads and lithic tools of early cultures. While you’re at it, check out our display of fluorescent minerals. You’ll be amazed how much you can learn from the ground beneath our feet.
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