Family Discovery Day: Fossils Fossils Fossils March 25th

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Family Discovery Day: Fossils! Fossils! Fossils!

Saturday, March 25th from 11am-4pm | Science Museum of MN Lecture/Q&A 5-6pm

Are you fascinated by the wonderful world of FOSSILS? How about DINOSAURS? If yes, YOU don't want to miss this event!

Fun for KIDS and ADULTS, come discover 90-million year old Minnesota fossils at the next Family Discovery Day! At the event, explore and enjoy fossil displays, demonstrations, hands-on activities, and themed games. While you wander and wonder, enter for a chance to win fun paleo prizes and a year of paleontology membership. Plus, learn about MDC paleontology programming, the Hill Annex Paleontology Project, volunteer opportunities at our fossil excavation site, and meet and mingle with two paleontologists, John Westgaard (Minnesota Discovery Center) and Dr. Alex Hastings (Science Museum of Minnesota). Dr. Hastings will be around between 11am-4pm to answer kiddo questions before giving a lecture from 5-6pm in the theater (see below)! 

THAT'S NOT ALL! Bring your phone or camera and get a picture with HAPP, the T-Rex, and HAPP's new dino friend, Cera (sounds like Sarah) the Triceratop. HAPP and Cera LOVE meeting other dinosaur fans and hope you'll stop by to say hello!

CRETACEOUS FOOD MENU: Dino Dogs (hot dogs) & Raptor Nuggets (chicken nuggets) served with Fossil Tots (tater tots) available for purchase between 11am-4pm. FREE dinosaur sugar cookie while supplies last.


Topic: Ice Age Minnesota and the Quest to establish a State Fossil 
Presented by: Dr. Alex Hastings Ph.D, SMM Fitzpatrick Chair of Paleontology 
Time & Location: 5pm-6pm in the MDC Theater

Regular Admissions Apply.