Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park in California is filled with giant sequoia trees that can grow up to 280 feet and live to be 3,500 years old!
#DYK the largest giant sequoias owe their size to rapid growth rather than age? This means that the oldest giant sequoia may not necessarily be the largest.
Happy Earth Day!
To show how much we love Earth we’re giving away 5 pairs of tickets to the IMAX film “A Beautiful Planet". Show or tell us in the comments below what you do to help keep this planet beautiful for a chance to win.
We will be selecting 5 winners on Monday. For your chance to win comment below now!
To learn more about the film: http://www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/imax/film/47/
Rules and regulations: http://www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/Contests/
#TBT to Bathurst and Dupont before 1901, where a mammoth or mastodon leg bone was discovered under the sewer line!
Learn more about #MammothsTO : https://www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/Mammoths/
# TBT to the Don Valley, where in 1901, a chip of mammoth tusk was found in a glacial bed.
See real tusks, teeth and fossils at our new exhibition: https://www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/Mammoths/