Fossil Fair

Fossil Fair


Saturday, February 25

10 AM – 4 PM

$3 with museum admission.

Travel back in time at the Fossil Fair! Explore Dino Safari, fossil club displays, and enjoy exciting activities based on prehistoric life. Search for North Carolina fossils, meet live animals, find or buy your own fossils to take home, and so much more.

Prehistoric fun for the entire family!

  • Talk to a paleontologist.
  • Meet living fossils (live animals).
  • Shop for fossils, geodes, jewelry, and more.
  • Go on a mini fossil dig.
  • Bring your fossils, rocks, or minerals and learn more about them.
  • Visit the Dino Safari exhibit and explore fossil specimens and casts.
  • Find fun for kids with hands-on crafts and a scavenger hunt.

Don’t miss the special Fossil Fair planetarium program schedule! 

Planetarium tickets are $5 each (not included in Fossil Fair admission).

One World, One Sky

10:30 AM

The Winter Sky Tonight

1:30 PM


Fossils in Space

11:30 AM and 2:30 PM

Did an Asteroid Really Kill the Dinosaurs?

12:30 PM


Have a dino-sized appetite?

Get a delicious lunch right in the parking lot from one of these fine food trucks.