Paleo Camp June & July

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Paleontology Programing at the Minnesota Discovery Center

June & July Camps!

It's time to get curious about fossils and the wonderful world of paleontology! Join the Minnesota Discovery Center's Paleontologist John Westgaard (Co-Founder of the Hill Annex Paleontology Project) this summer for our Paleo Camp Programing this June & July! Fossil Camp is a 4-day hands-on paleontology interactive learning experience in which participants will learn about paleontology, what paleontologist do, and how paleontology relates to Northern Minnesota:

> Field Trip to Dig Site for Fossil Hunt
> Meet the Paleo Pals HAPP & Cera
> Fossil Cleaning
> Fossil Identification
> Fossil Labeling
> Mounting of Fossil Specimens 
> Earn A Youth Paleontologist Certification
> Take Home a Real Cretaceous Period Fossil 
> Recieve Free Admission to the Next Family Discovery Day: FOSSILS! July 20th 3-7:30pm and Display Your Fossil Find to the Public

Additionally, participants will enjoy hands-on activities and games, interaction with real 90-million year old fossils, experince working in our Paleontology Fossil Intake Lab, and embark on a historic adventure (fossil hunt) at our fossil/research dig site (the only one in the entire state of Minnesota)! 

CAMP DATES: Held each day from 9am-4pm, lunch provided. 10 spots available for each program. Funding collected from sign ups supports our year-round Paleontology Programming.

Fossil Camp #1 - June 19th-22nd (Ages 13-18 years old)
Fossil Camp #2 - July 17th-20th (Ages 7-12 years old)

REGISTRATION: $130.00 | Minnesota Discovery Center Members 10% off (Any Level) 

To sign up call 218-254-7959 Tuesday-Saturday during our open hours or email - prepaid reservations required!