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Museum to Host 15th Annual Fossil Road Show on March 3
2/16/2018 10:05:28 AM
MDWFP's Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

JACKSON – Fossil enthusiasts are invited to pack up their fossil discoveries and head to MDWFP’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science for the 15th Annual Fossil Road Show on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Visitors will get expert opinions from our scientists and other experts about the ages and identities of their fossils.

“Go through your rock boxes and challenge us with your prehistoric oddities,” says George Phillips, paleontology curator. Who knows what might turn up?

Fossil Collection: In addition to getting their fossils identified, visitors can also explore the museum’s fossil collection. Highlights include: the teeth of some of the largest shark species that ever lived, a giant ground sloth, an articulated fossil horse foot, fossil corals, seashells, sand dollars, squid-like ammonites, and various other extinct organisms that once lived in Mississippi.

Fossil Education: Visitors can learn about tiny fossils from micropaleontologist Dr. Mark Puckett, see a fossil cleaning demonstration using pneumatic tools, and explore collector displays from school, agency, and organizational booths.

Fossil Fun: Younger visitors can dig for fossils, create fossil art, and participate in a fossil scavenger hunt! Painted Faces will be on hand with creative designs (face painting is in addition to museum admission). Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi will earn the FRS patch.

The event is included in the regular museum admission fee of $6 for adults, $4 for youth ages 3-18, and $5 for senior citizens ages 60 and up. Museum Members are free with current membership. For details, visit http://www.mdwfp.com/museum or call 601-576-6000. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/msnaturalscience or on Instagram at www.instagram.com/MSScienceMuseum or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MSScienceMuseum.

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