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National Fossil Day Celebration


Friday, October 13, 2017

Time: 10 a.m. - Noon


Location: MDWFP's Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

County: Hinds

For more information please contact the Visitor Information Specialist at 601-576-6000 .

Explore Mississippi's fossil past through activities, investigations and games for elementary and middle school children and families.

Meet a Mississippi paleontologist, discover the state’s fossil history with a museum scavenger hunt, dig in the “Red Hot” for real fossils, and see the official state fossil (Zygorhiza kochii ), as some of the exciting, interactive stations, around the museum.

Although National Fossil Day is officially October 11, we are celebrating on Fossil Friday the 13th!

In addition to the special activities, experience the BE THE DINOSAUR : Life in the Cretaceous exhibit. This groundbreaking fusion of video technology and traditional exhibits features full-size dinosaur bones and scientifically accurate computer modeled dinosaurs. A world-class advisory panel of paleontologists and interactivity experts collaborated in the exhibit’s production, allowing you to experience this lost world – singularly or as a group – with easy to use controls.

$6 for adults, $4 for children ages 3 and up.  Under 3 are FREE. Museum members are FREE. Groups rates available.

FIELD TRIPS: TO MAKE RESERVATIONS CALL OR EMAIL 601.576.6000 or Yolanda.hawkins@mmns.state.ms.us.

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