National Fossil Day

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Cryolophosaurus skeleton at the Orton Museum
October 16, 2019
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Location
Orton Geological Museum 155 Oval Dr S, Columbus, OH 43210

Date Range
Add to Calendar 2019-10-16 18:00:00 2019-10-16 20:00:00 National Fossil Day

Hunt for dinosaur eggs.
Thrill to a dino-themed storytime.
See our complete dinosaur skeleton—now celebrating its first anniversary in the museum.
Take a tour of the Orton Geological Museum.

It all happens when you join us for National Fossil Day! It’s free and open to the public.

The fun kicks off at 6 p.m. with games, activities, and tours of the museum throughout the night. You’ll also be among the first to see the new gift shop items. Our National Fossil Day event also serves as a celebration of the next chapter for the museum, with a series of new initiatives and programs slated to launch in the upcoming year under our new director, Dr. Loren Babcock


National Fossil Day is an annual celebration held to highlight the scientific and educational value of paleontology and the importance of preserving fossils for future generations.

 

National Fossil Day Schedule

  • Museum Open 8:00 am-8:00pm
  • Fossil ID Booth 3:00-8:00pm
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm Inside Carnival-style activities and games 
  • Refreshments 
  • Outside Activities
    • Sandbox Fossil Dig 
    • 6:30 p.m. Dinosaur Story Time 
    • 7:00 p.m. Dino Egg Search 

Questions? Please feel free to contact hunt.808@osu.edu

Orton Geological Museum 155 Oval Dr S, Columbus, OH 43210 School of Earth Sciences earthsciences@osu.edu America/New_York public
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Hunt for dinosaur eggs.
Thrill to a dino-themed storytime.
See our complete dinosaur skeleton—now celebrating its first anniversary in the museum.
Take a tour of the Orton Geological Museum.

It all happens when you join us for National Fossil Day! It’s free and open to the public.

The fun kicks off at 6 p.m. with games, activities, and tours of the museum throughout the night. You’ll also be among the first to see the new gift shop items. Our National Fossil Day event also serves as a celebration of the next chapter for the museum, with a series of new initiatives and programs slated to launch in the upcoming year under our new director, Dr. Loren Babcock


National Fossil Day is an annual celebration held to highlight the scientific and educational value of paleontology and the importance of preserving fossils for future generations.

 

National Fossil Day Schedule

  • Museum Open 8:00 am-8:00pm
  • Fossil ID Booth 3:00-8:00pm
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm Inside Carnival-style activities and games 
  • Refreshments 
  • Outside Activities
    • Sandbox Fossil Dig 
    • 6:30 p.m. Dinosaur Story Time 
    • 7:00 p.m. Dino Egg Search 

Questions? Please feel free to contact hunt.808@osu.edu