National Fossil Day!

*please note: This post and some of the details have been updated

Join us in celebrating

the first ever National Fossil Day!

October 13th, 2010

National Fossil Day is a celebration organized to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value.

The Museum of Western Colorado, in partnership with Colorado National Monument, is excited to offer fun activities both at Dinosaur Journey and at Colorado National Monument on October 13th, 2010.

These fun events and activities will be held at Dinosaur Journey from 2:30-4pm.

  • Fossil identification table – bring your own fossil you have found or come take a look at ours!
  • Make a fossil cast
  • Activity tables on geology/rocks, fossil preservation, geologic time, and our Colorado State Fossil and the Fruita City Fossil
  • “Ask-a-Paleontologist”
From October 13 to Sunday, October 17, 2010 the public is invited to view rare late Jurassic age fossilized turtle tracks at Colorado National Monument’s Visitor Center, 9am-5pm. Afterwards they will go on display at Dinosaur Journey as the centerpiece of a new turtle display.

For more information please visit the National Fossil Day website or contact Dinosaur Journey Museum paleontologist ReBecca Hunt at 970-858-7282

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