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National Fossil Day 2014 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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View 2012 events hosted by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

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

Alabama

bulletAlabama Museum of Natural History

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bulletGeological Survey of Alabama

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Alaska


American Somoa


Arizona


Arkansas


California

bulletThe Paleontology Society of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park®

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bulletFossil Discovery Center of Madera County

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bulletNatural History Museum of Los Angeles County

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bulletDr. John D. Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Center

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bulletThe Page Museum and La Brea Tar Pits

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bulletSan Bernardino County Museum

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bulletSanta Ana Zoo

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bulletUniversity of California-Riverside, Department of Earth Sciences

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Colorado

bulletDenver Museum of Nature and Science

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bulletFriends of Dinosaur Ridge

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bulletMuseum of Western Colorado and Dinosaur Journey Museum

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bulletUniversity of Colorado Museum of Natural History

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bulletUSDA Forest Service

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Connecticut

bulletYale Peabody Museum of Natural History

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Delaware


District of Columbia

bulletNational Mall and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

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Florida

bulletFlorida Paleontological Society

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bulletFossil Club of Lee County

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bulletMulberry Phosphate Museum

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bulletTampa Bay Fossil Club and Florida Aquarium

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Georgia

bulletFernbank Science Center

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Guam


Hawaii


Idaho

bulletIdaho Museum of Natural History

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Illinois

bulletBurpee Museum of Natural History

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bulletEarth Science Club of Northern Illinois

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bulletIllinois State Museum

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bulletNortheastern Illinois University Earth Science Club

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Indiana

bulletFalls of the Ohio State Park

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bulletIndiana Geological Survey/Indiana University Geosciences Department

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bulletIndiana State Museum

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Iowa

bulletUpper Iowa University

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Kansas

bulletKU Natural History Museum

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Kentucky

bulletFriends of Big Bone Lick, Big Bone Lick State Park

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Louisiana


Maine

bulletL.C. Bates Museum

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Maryland

bulletCalvert Marine Museum

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bulletMaryland Geological Society and The Natural History Society of Maryland

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Massachusetts

bulletHarvard Museum of Natural History

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bulletMarine and Paleobiological Research Institute

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bulletOak Bluffs Public Library

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Michigan

bulletUniversity of Michigan Museum of Natural History

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bulletMichigan State University Museum

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Minnesota

bulletDuluth Children's Museum

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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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Missouri

bulletBollinger County Museum of Natural History

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bulletMissouri Geological Survey, Missouri Department of Natural Resources

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bulletSaint Louis Science Center

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Montana

bulletBureau of Land Management/Pompeys Pillar National Monument

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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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Northern Mariana Islands


Nevada

bulletNevada State Museum, National Park Service

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bulletProtectors of Tule Springs

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bulletRed Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

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New Hampshire


New Jersey

bulletNew Jersey Earth Science Teachers Association & New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

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bulletNew Jersey State Museum

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bulletThe Rutgers Geology Museum

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New Mexico

bulletChaco Culture National Historical Park

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bulletMesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum

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New York

bulletAmerican Museum of Natural History

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bulletFort Stanwix National Monument

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bulletMuseum of the Earth

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bulletRochester Museum and Science Center

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North Carolina

bulletAppalachian State University, Department of Geology

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bulletAurora Fossil Museum

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bulletDiscovery Place

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bulletNorth Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

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North Dakota

bulletFargo Public Library

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Ohio

bulletCincinnati Museum Center

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bulletKent State University, Department of Geology

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bulletOhio Geological Survey

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bulletOhio State Lima

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bulletOrton Geological Museum, The Ohio State University

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Oklahoma


Oregon

bulletJohn Day Fossil Beds National Monument

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Pennsylvania

bulletThe State Museum of Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

bulletOhiopyle State Park

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Puerto Rico


Rhode Island


South Carolina


South Dakota

bulletBadlands National Park

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bulletThe Mammoth Site of Hot Springs

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bulletMuseum of Geology - South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
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Tennessee

bulletEast Tennessee State University and General Shale Natural History Museum Visitor Center and Gray Fossil Site

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bulletMcClung Museum of Natural History & Culture

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Texas

bulletArlington Archosaur Site

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bulletBrookhaven College

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bulletDinosaur Valley State Park

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bulletFossil Rim Wildlife Park

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bulletLadonia Fossil Park

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bulletSul Ross University

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bulletTexas Memorial Museum at Texas Natural Science Center

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bulletTexas Parks and Wildlife Department

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bulletUniversity of North Texas

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bulletWaco Mammoth Site

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Utah

bulletBureau of Land Management/Utah Friends of Paleontology

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bulletKanab Field Office

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bulletUtah State University - Science Unwrapped

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bulletUtah Friends of Paleontology, Gastonia Chapter

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Vermont


Virginia


Virgin Islands


Washington

bulletBurke Museum of Natural History and Culture

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bulletStonerose Interpretive Center

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West Virginia

bulletClay Center for the Arts and Sciences

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Wisconsin


Wyoming

bulletBighorn Basin Geoscience Center

The GeoScience Adventures and Bighorn Basin Geoscience Center is offering two workshops during July, 2014. Two 3-day workshops will be held, one featuring Geology of the Big Horn Mountains and the other on the History ot life in the Fossil and Rock Record. Both workshops will be based out of Shelly, Wyoming. The cost is $250 per 3-day workshop which includes box lunches, refreshments, handouts, handbook, and two hours recertification credit from the Professional Teaching Standards Board. For more information, please see the program flyers below:

Geology Workshop [PDF 316 KB]

Paleontology Workshop [PDF 300 KB]

bulletFossil Butte National Monument

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bulletTate 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: February 27, 2014