San Bernardino County Museum Celebrating National Fossil Day

ceratopsian dinosaurIf you’re interested in fossils (and I don’t mean old people) attend the Wednesday, October 15 National Fossil Day at the San Bernardino County Museum on October 15. The hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and activities in the Hall of Geological Wonders will be included with paid museum admission.

Organized by the National Park Service, National Fossil Day is a celebration to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational values.

Visitors will be able to tour the  exhibit, “Fossils Underfoot,” and discover prehistoric animals that once lived in southern California. Museum educators will present interactive talks related to fossils throughout the day.

Museum guests can take a rock, mineral or other geological wonder to this event where it will be identified by museum specialists.

The San Bernardino County Museum is located at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to  5p.m. Adult general admission is $10, 48 for military or seniors, $ for students and $5 for children five to 12-year-old. Children under five are free.

Parking is free. For more information visit http://www.sbcountymuseum.org.

The museum is accessible to people with disabilities. If assistive listening devices or other auxiliary aids are needed in order to participate in museum exhibits or programs requests should be made through Museum Visitor Services at least three business days prior to a visit. The telephone  number for this service is (909) 307-2669.

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