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National Fossil Day

Hunt for dinosaur eggs.
Thrill to a dino-themed storytime by David Elliot about the discovery of our beloved Cryolophosaurus.
See our complete dinosaur skeleton—now celebrating its first anniversary in the museum.
Take a tour of the Orton Geological Museum.

It all happens when you join us for National Fossil Day! It’s free and open to the public with activities for all ages!

The fun kicks off at 6 p.m. with games, activities and tours of the museum throughout the night. You’ll also be among the first to see the new gift shop. Orton's National Fossil Day event also serves as a celebration of the next chapter for the museum, with a series of new initiatives and programs slated to launch in the upcoming year under the museum's new director, Dr. Loren Babcock.

National Fossil Day is an annual celebration held to highlight the scientific and educational value of paleontology and the importance of preserving fossils for future generations.