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National Fossil Day Activities – October 15

October 7, 2014

Filed under Learn @ Lunchtime, Paleontology

Visitors Can Get an Up Close Look at Dinosaur Fossils and Footprints

The State Museum will mark National Fossil Day on October 15 with a variety of activities for museum visitors. Specimens from the museum’s extensive paleontological and geological collections, including fossilized dinosaur eggs, bones and teeth will be on display for people to see and touch.

A special “Learn @ Lunchtime” series will feature volunteer Sid Hostettler, who will host a presentation on dinosaurs that roamed the Earth during the Mesozoic Era, specifically the late Triassic and early Jurassic periods. Dinosaur footprints will be on display from Pennsylvania’s Mesozoic Era.

Hostettler will meet visitors in the new Nature Lab on the museum’s third floor between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. that day. General admission to the museum will be free during those hours.

National Fossil Day is an a​nnual observance organized by the National Park Service. It promotes public awareness and stewardship of fossils and fosters a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value.

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