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Wednesday Oct. 17
National Fossil Day
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Texas Memorial Museum

Held in Mid-October, National Fossil Day™ is an annual 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.

Free activities with paid admission:

Fossil Identifications 9 am to 12 pm & 1:30 pm to 4:45 pm
Meet a paleontologist to learn about your personal fossil finds and the fabulous fossil record of Texas. (1st floor, Paleo Lab)

Prehistoric Stories 9:30 am to 10 am
Storytime for children 5 years and younger. (The Niche)

Pterosaur Puppets 10 am to 11:30 am
Make your own hand-held Texas Pterosaur.  (Great Hall)

Prehistoric Art 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm
Learn about Ancient Austin while creating your own masterpiece.  (1st floor, opposite 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.


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