190.12 Celebrate National Fossil Day

Today is National Fossil Day and the Texas Memorial Museum at the University of Texas is celebrating! Today is a day to celebrate and appreciate the scientific and educational values fossils provide.

I happen to find them fascinating, Jurassic Park is one of my favorite movies so anything involving fossils perks my interest. Today is a great opportunity for you to learn more from a local expert.

Today’s blog goes out to my mom because if she could be in Austin today she would be here, she loves this stuff!

Here is a schedule of the days events:

Activities: A Mammoth Afternoon

1-3 p.m.: Fossil identifications
(1st floor, Paleo Lab)

2-3 p.m.Scoops & Stories—Young paleontologists can discover a mammoth molar in our new fossil dig pit, learn a lullaby for a mammoth, and listen to the story Mammoths on the Move.
(Outdoor Classroom)

3:15-3:45 p.m. and 4-4:30 p.m.Meet the Mammoths—Join Dr. Pamela R. Owen, TNSC vertebrate paleontologist, for a family-friendly gallery talk and hands-on exploration of mammoth fossils.
(1st floor, Ice Ages exhibit)

When: today, October 17th

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Texas Natural Science Center
Texas Memorial Museum
2400 Trinity Street Stop D1500
Austin, Texas 78712