2016 National Fossil Day Events in Texas

October is National Fossil Month, and here’s a list of some of the events going on around the state to celebrate National Fossil Day!   

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Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose will have a celebration on October 8th with fun activities for kids, including a dino bones excavation, a dino dig and even a yummy cookie excavation!  Click HERE to visit their website.

Click HERE to read my review of Dinosaur Valley State Park.

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The Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney will join with members of the Dallas Paleontological Society to host their celebration!  Learn about ancient teeth, see casts of animals, and become a member of the “PIT” Crew (Paleontologists in Training). You can even bring in your own fossils and have them identified. DPS will also be giving away free fossils (while supplies last)! Event open to the public 1:30-4 p.m.  Their Dinosaurs Live Exhibit will be open starting September 17th!  Click HERE to visit their website.

Click HERE to read my review of the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary!

 

Corpus Christi Museum of Science and HistoryCorpus Christi Museum of Science and History

Click HERE to see a list of their upcoming events.

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On Oct. 15th the Ladonia Fossil Park and the Dallas Paleontological Society will be hosting a tailgate fossil show at Ladonia Fossil Park with collectors displaying their finds, followed by an exploration of the Fossil Park in the North Sulphur River Canyon.

Click HERE to visit the Dallas Paleontological Society website.

Click HERE to read my review of Ladonia Fossil Park.

University of North Texas 

Earth Shaking Science on October 8th from 10am -3pm.   Click HERE to visit their website for more information.

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Join paleontologist on Wednesday, October 12th at the Texas Memorial Museum, as they offer fossil  identification, a dig pit for children and a teacher’s workshop (pre-registration required).  Click HERE to visit their website.

Waco Mammoth Site

The Fall Fossil Festival is Saturday, October 15th!  Click HERE for more details.

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The Museum of Texas Tech University

Click HERE to visit their website for upcoming events!

Keep Having Fun in the Texas Sun! 

Michelle 

 

 

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