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Age of Mammals Media

Go in depth with our researchers and the unique specimens from the 
Age of Mammals exhibit.
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National Fossil Day


Sunday, October 11, 2015

9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Come celebrate fossils from across the globe with our Museum researchers! Fossils are among the most important sources of information for our Earth’s history. This is your chance for curators and Museum visitors to meet, and share a glimpse of the amazing specimens and artifacts you won't get to see on a routine visit to the Museum.

In past events, our curators have shared rare marine and mammal specimens, dinosaur fossils, and Ice Age birds so unique you'd think they were from Mars. Your family will also enjoy family-friendly activities for all ages. 

This event is free with paid Museum admission or membership. For questions or info, please call 213.763.3499 or e-mail 

National Fossil Day is an event celebrated by many institutions.