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Celebrate National Fossil Day on Oct. 15
The County Museum will participate in National Fossil Day on Wednesday, Oct. 15 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Activities scheduled inside the Hall of Geological Wonders are included with paid museum admission.
National Fossil Day is a celebration organized by the National Park Service to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational values.
At the County Museum, visitors can tour the latest special exhibit, “Fossils Underfoot,” and discover prehistoric animals that once lived in southern California. Museum educators will present interactive cart talks related to fossils during the day.
“People driving down to San Diego through the Temecula area, or people driving over Cajon Pass and through Barstow on their way east may not realize that they are passing millions of years of life preserved as fossils,” said Eric Scott, the museum’s curator of paleontology. “National Fossil Day is celebrated across the United States, but here in the Inland Empire we should celebrate fossils every day—we’d certainly never run out of discoveries to talk about.”
Museum guests can also bring in a rock, a mineral, or another geological wonder for identification by museum specialists. For more information, visit www.sbcountymuseum.org.