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National Fossil Day

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Admission: FREE (donations welcome)

National Fossil Day is a celebration organized by the National Park Service to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational values.

Join Texas Memorial Museum in this nationwide event promoting awareness of fossils and the science of paleontology. 

Scheduled activities:

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Fossil Identifications
Meet a paleontologist to learn about your personal fossil finds and the fabulous fossil record of Texas.  (1st floor, Paleo Lab)

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Fossil Dig Pit
Young paleontologists can make their own discoveries of Texas fossils. 
(Outdoor classroom, weather permitting)

3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Gallery Talk: Saber-toothed Cats of Texas
Meet a paleontologist and learn more about these fascinating felines!
(1st floor, in front of the Ice Age exhibit)

2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Ice Age Arts
Learn about giant ground sloths and glyptodonts while creating your own masterpiece.
(1st floor, across from the Paleo Lab)

If you need any accommodation to participate in the event, please contact Pamela R. Owen by email or phone (512-232-5511) at least five days before the event.

National Fossil Day