Free with Museum Admission
Join the Denver Museum of Nature & Science on Saturday, October 19 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. as we celebrate National Fossil Day! Visit Prehistoric Journey to explore the history of life on Earth, watch volunteers clean fossils in the Schlessman Family Laboratory of Earth Sciences, and participate in exciting fossil themed activities throughout the Museum. Meet paleontologists from the Museum and see specimens from our Earth Science collections. Partner organizations, including the National Park Service, will be featuring fun activities for fossil enthusiasts of all ages.
List of activities:
Prehistoric Fun in Camp PaleoPals (in Prehistoric Journey)
Make your own Stegosaurus tail or Triceratops hat and become a dinosaur! Pick up a scavenger hunt and go on an adventure through time searching for clues from the past. Plus, listen to Fossil Fun Storytime at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Treasures from the Earth Science Collections
Check out spectacular fossils from our Earth Science collections and learn about the Paleozoic time period.
Western Interior Paleontological Society
Meet local paleontologists and explore local fossils with WIPS.
Schlessman Family Laboratory of Earth Sciences
Stop by the lab in Prehistoric Journey to check out the Museum's recent fossil discoveries and watch volunteers at work cleaning fossils.
National Park Service
Join the National Park Service in celebrating their 4th annual National Fossil Day. Discover what paleontological treasures our national parks hold and learn how you can become a junior ranger.
Bureau of Land Management
Meet paleontologists from Colorado and Wyoming and learn about the amazing fossil discoveries in these two states.