Mastodon Gallery at Phillips Park Zoo
1000 Ray Moses Dr. | Aurora, IL 60505 | 630.256.3730
1000 Ray Moses Dr.
Aurora, IL 60505
Phillips Park Visitors Center and Mastodon Gallery showcases the mastodon bones that were unearthed in the park during a 1934 Civil Works Administration Project. The skull being the largest of the artifacts, weighs 188 pounds. The bones include a 92-pound lower jaw, a six-foot-long tusk, ribs and vertebrae. In addition you'll find enlarged photographs and detailed history timeline related to the discovery and unearthing. Tram and splash pad. Open seasonally.