Event: National Fossil Day, 10/14


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)

1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.Advertisement
Gallery Talk: Ancient Austin – Swimming with the Mosasaurs
(1st floor, in front of the Cretaceous marine life exhibit)

3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Gallery Talk: Ancient Austin – Running with the Dire Wolves
(1st floor, in front of the Ice Age exhibit)

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Talk Like a Paleontologist educator workshop (pre-registration required)

National Fossil Day
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Admission: FREE (donations welcome)

Texas Memorial Museum
2400 Trinity St.
Austin, TX 78705

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A native Austinite and soccer-playing mom, Nicole uses her 10-year-old son as an excuse to rediscover her hometown through his eyes. In Thoreau's words, her mission is to "suck out all the marrow of life", or in her son's words, to cultivate in him a love of "advenchers".