Burpee celebrates National Fossil Day

Staff Report

Celebrate National Fossil Day at Burpee Museum this Saturday.  Meet special exhibitors showcasing their fossil collections. Be one of the first 150 children to visit the museum’s exhibitors and receive a real fossil shark tooth. Join one of our workshops to create a Magalodon tooth at 11 a.m. or a Green River fish at 2 p.m. The fee is $5 per person, space is limited and you may preregister upon arrival. At 1 p.m. there will be a special presentation from Scott Williams about all the new Burpee Late Cretaceous dinosaur discoveries from the Hell Creek formation. Those attending can even take a photo with not one but two Jurassic Park Jeeps.

Established in 1941, the Burpee Museum of Natural History is the home of Jane, a rare juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex, and Homer, a teen-aged Triceratops, and is one of the preeminent mid-sized natural history museums in the nation. Its mission is to inspire all people to engage in a lifetime of discovery and learning about our natural world, through preservation and interpretation. General admission to the Museum is $8 for adults, $7 for children ages 4 to 12 and free to Museum members and children age 3 and younger. Hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Sunday. For additional information regarding Burpee Museum, call 815-965-3433 or go to Burpee.org.

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