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)
- Pop-up Prehistoric Art Studio 10 am to 12 pm (or while art supplies last). Explore color and shape in prehistoric creatures. Activity suitable for all ages. (2nd floor, Great Hall)
- Fossil Dig Pit 10 am to 12 pm (weather permitting). Children 7 years and younger will enjoy making their own fossil discoveries. (Outdoor classroom)
- Pop-up Anatomy Lab 2 pm to 4:45 pm. Discover the similarities and differences between human skeletons and those of other mammals. Activity suitable for all ages. (1st floor, next to the Ice Age exhibit)
If you need any accommodation to participate in the event, please contact TMM Education at least five days before the event.
The University of Texas at Austin, Texas Memorial Museum, will not take custodial responsibility of minors while participating in National Fossil Day programs. Custodial responsibility will remain with teachers, parents, legal guardians, and chaperones.