Wednesday, October 12, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – National Fossil Day

The National Park Service and the American Geological Institute are partnering to host the first National Fossil Day on October 12, 2011 during Earth Science Week. 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.

Join the Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street in Cambridge, between 1 – 5 in the afternoon for a variety of hands-on activities with fossils including the amazing prehistoric world of trilobites, dinosaurs, Ice Age mammals, and other creatures. Discover how fossils form and investigate fossilized bones, teeth, claws, and footprints. Fossil Day is offered as part of Earth Science Week, encouraging people everywhere to explore the natural world and learn about the geosciences.  Free with museum admission.  For more information, visit