Saturday, February 22 from 10 AM - 4 PM

Travel back through time by exploring fossils, rocks, minerals, and the ancient stories they tell. Explore museum and fossil club displays, and purchase interesting specimens from vendors. Mine for gemstones, visit our Dino Safari and Tiny Titans exhibits, search for tiny fossils from the Carolina coast, and even meet some living fossils!



Schiele Members: $3

Non-members: $3 + museum admission

The first 50 children in attendance will receive a dinosaur plush toy (while supplies last!)

Tickets can be purchased at the door; Schiele Members can purchase tickets in advance by calling Paula McKinnon at 704.866.6904. Please note: ASTC Passport Program reciprocals will not be accepted for this event; general admission plus the event up-charge will apply.


Planetarium Shows at Fossil Fair

Visitors can enjoy two planetarium shows at Fossil Fair! Tickets are $5 each (children 3 and younger admitted free) and can be purchased at the front desk. "Super Volcanoes" will be shown at 11 AM, 2 PM, and 4 PM. "Did an Asteroid Really Kill the Dinosaurs?" will be shown at 1 PM and 3 PM. Click here for show details.


Helpful Things To Know:

1. The museum is located at 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia NC 28054 (click here for directions)

2. Parking is free for all visitors and will be in the museum lot until full.

3. Additional parking will be at Grier Middle School, Parkwood Baptist Church, and the “green lot” on Garrison (same side as the museum towards downtown.)

4. We'll have a food truck on site with delicious lunch options available for purchase (they're cash only, so come prepared!)


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