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National Fossil Day 2016 Events

To add your organization's National Fossil Day event to this page, please submit an event information form. Organizations are encouraged to hold events to celebrate National Fossil Day on scheduled date, the weekend before or after, or another date that works for them.

This website contains partner sponsored events, but there are many other local, unafiliated, or guided fossil events that can be discovered elsewhere on the internet. Check the websites of your local community calendar, college, university, museum, or geologic society to see what they may be offering.

Events by State:

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To view past years NFD events for ideas and inspiration, please visit our event archive pages | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 |

Alabama

bulletUniversity of Alabama Museum of Natural History

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Alaska

bulletAlaska Public Lands Information Center

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American Somoa


Arizona

bulletArizona State University

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bulletGlen Canyon NRA

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bulletGrand Canyon National Park

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bulletPetrified Forest National Park

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Arkansas


California

bulletDiscovery Museum Science & Space Center

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bulletJohn D. Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Center

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bulletLa Brea Tar Pits Museum

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bulletNatural History Museum of Los Angeles County

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bulletThe Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology

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Colorado

bulletBlack Canyon of the Gunnison

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bulletDenver Museum of Nature and Science

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bulletDinosaur Ridge

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bulletFlorissant Fossil Beds

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bulletGarden Park Fossil Area

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Connecticut


Delaware


District of Columbia

bulletSmithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Kirk Johnson

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Florida

bulletFlorida Paleontological Society

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bulletFlorida Museum of Natural History

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bulletMulberry Phosphate Museum

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bulletTampa Bay Fossil Club and Florida Aquarium

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Georgia


Guam


Hawaii

bulletKa'u Learning Academy

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Idaho

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Illinois

bulletBurpee Museum of Natural History

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bulletChicago - Living Almanac

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bulletEarth Science Club of Northern Illinois

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bulletNational Geographic in Chicago

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bulletSouth Suburban Earth Science Club and Prairie State College

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Indiana

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Iowa


Kansas

bulletFort Hays State University's Sternberg Museum of Natural History

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Kentucky

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Louisiana


Maine


Maryland

bulletThomas Stone National Historic Site

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Massachusetts

bulletMarine and Paleobiological Research Institute

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bulletOak Bluffs Public Library

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Michigan

bulletMichigan Mineralogical Society

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bulletMichigan State University Museum

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Minnesota

bulletMississippi National River and Recreation Area

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bulletScience Museum of Minnesota

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Mississippi

bulletDunn-Seiler Geology Museum at Mississippi State University

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bulletMississippi Museum of Natural Science

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Missouri

bulletBollinger County Museum of Natural History

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Montana

bulletThe Museum of the Rockies

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bulletThe University of Montana Paleontology Center

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Nebraska

bulletAgate Fossil Beds National Monument

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bulletUniversity of Nebraska State Museum - Morrill Hall

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Northern Mariana Islands


Nevada

bulletLas Vegas Natural History Museum

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bulletNevada State Museum

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New Hampshire


New Jersey

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New Mexico

bulletChaco Culture National Historical Park

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bulletMesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum and Natural Sciences Laboratory

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New York

bulletAmerican Museum of Natural History

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bulletPaleontological Research Institution and Museum of the Earth

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bulletPenn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center

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North Carolina

bulletAurora Fossil Museum and North Carolina Fossil Club

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North Dakota

bulletFargo Public Library

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bulletGrand Forks Public Library

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bulletNorth Dakota Geological Survey

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Ohio

bulletNATIONAL FOSSIL DAY - OHIO STATEHOUSE FOSSIL TOUR

Join us for National Fossil Day, held during Earth Science Week, and enjoy a Statehouse Fossil Tour--a geology tour of the Statehouse with special guest Dale M. Gnidovic, Curator of the OSU Orton Geological Museum and Mike Angle, Asst. Division Chief at ODNR Division of Geological Survey. Experts will discuss the "Building Stones of Capitol Square." For more information, visit www.earthsciweek.org. To reserve a free spot, call 614/728-2130 or lstedke@csrab.state.oh.us.
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bulletCincinnati Museum Center

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bulletCuyahoga Valley National Park

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bulletFriends of Big Bone

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Oklahoma


Oregon

bulletJohn Day Fossil Beds

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Pennsylvania

bulletDelaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

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bulletPennsylvania Earth Science Teachers Association

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bulletThe State Museum of Pennsylvania

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Puerto Rico


Rhode Island

bulletRoger Williams Park Museum of Natural History and Planetarium

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South Carolina


South Dakota

bulletBadlands National Park

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Tennessee

bulletGray Fossil Site

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bulletMcClung Museum of Natural History & Culture

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Texas

bulletDallas Paleontological Society

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bulletDinosaur Valley State Park

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bulletDallas Zoo

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bulletLadonia Fossil Park

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bulletMineral Wells Fossil Park

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bulletPaleontological Society of Austin

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bulletTexas Memorial Museum

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bulletWaco Mammoth Site

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Utah

bulletCanyonlands National Park

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bulletDinosaur National Monument

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Vermont


Virginia


Virgin Islands


Washington

bulletStonerose Interpretive Center & Fossil Site

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West Virginia

bulletC&O Canal National Historical Park

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bulletNew River Gorge National River

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Wisconsin

bulletDinosaur Discovery Museum

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Wyoming

bulletFossil Butte National Monument

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bulletTate Geological Museum

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bulletUniversity of Wyoming Geological Museum

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More to come...

Many activities are in the planning stage. Please check back soon.

To add your organization's National Fossil Day activity to this page, please submit an event information form.

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Last Updated: June 24, 2016