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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