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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 & 3 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 (Outdoor classroom, weather permitting)

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


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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