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National Fossil Day Digs in at Cincinnati Museum Center

Hands-on programs test the skills of our next generation of paleontologists

CINCINNATI- Dinosaurs have invaded Cincinnati Museum Center and we’re calling all aspiring paleontologists to help us feed dinosaurs, offer a T-Rex a tissue and dig for fossils as a week of activities culminates on National Fossil Day, Saturday, October 19! Join us as we celebrate with a day full of activities and our special exhibit Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants from Gondwana.

Have you ever wondered how much snot is in a T-Rex sneeze? Can you help our scientists figure out why dinosaurs went extinct? Are you curious about what a pigeon and a dinosaur have in common? Come to Cincinnati Museum Center and help us dig up the answers to these questions and more.

There are more activities packed into our Rotunda than there are teeth on a T-Rex. Join us as we talk with local geologists and paleontologists, explore fossils in our Museum of Natural History & Science and dig into dino-riffic activities and crafts throughout the Rotunda, Museum of Natural History & Science, Duke Energy Children’s Museum and Cincinnati History Museum.

Compare your teeth with those of dinosaurs and see what they can tell us about life now and then. Put your senses to the test; can you see better than a T-Rex, hear better than an Allosaurus or smell as well as an Archaeopteryx? Or walk through the mud and see what dinosaur footprints can tell us about how they lived. Programs run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. but the exhibit Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants from Gondwana will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

There are activities for paleontologists of all ages so hurry in before National Fossil Day goes extinct.

For information, call 1-800-733-2077 or visit