Dig Into Fossils

What are fossils and how do they form? What clues can they give us to life in the past? Students will become paleontologists as they answer these and other questions about fossils and prehistoric life from three different periods in Earth’s history.

Times: 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm
Number of Students: 50 maximum
Length: One hour
Fee: $8.00 per student ($200 minimum per program) includes museum admission. One chaperone per five students free; $10.00 per additional adult chaperone.

Please note: One chaperone per five students is required for grades K–8.

See also: Grades K-2

Related Museum Resources

Gallery Games

Grades 1-6

How many things can you notice? Try out your looking and memory skills.  These activities will help your group look at objects in the museum more closely and have fun with the exhibits. Work in small groups with an adult facilitating. 

Junior Paleontologist

Grades 2-5

From early arthropods to Ice Age mammals, the remains of extinct animals leave clues about the past. Students act as Junior Paleontologists by looking closely at fossils and making inferences about the animals’ lives.