National Fossil Day Celebration

National Fossil Day is a celebration organized by the National Park Service to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational values. For more information visit the National Fossil Day webpage.

2019 National Fossil Day Celebration

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Come celebrate National Fossil Day with the University of Montana Paleontology Center on Friday October 18th.  Guided tours of the displays and collections will be given by Collections Manager and PBS Eons host Kallie Moore. 

Three one-hour tours will be available starting at 5:30pm, 6:30pm and 7:30pm on a first-come-first-serve basis, space is limited. Get your FREE tickets at Eventbrite to reserve your spot.  

Also please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of your tour.  This tour will travel from the first floor, to the basement, and then to the third floor via elevator.  Keep in mind, there will be some walking and prolonged periods of standing.  Kids are welcome, but the event is aimed towards grades 4th and up.

Tours will begin on the first floor of the C. H. Clapp building on the south side of campus of Beckwith Ave.  Parking is available in Lot B to the East of the building (see map below).  Enter through the breezeway and look for signs. 

DATE | Friday, October 18

TIME | Tours start at 5:30pm, 6:30pm, and 7:30pm

COST | Free, reserve your spot at 

PARKING | At 5:00pm, the parking lot (Lot B) to the east of the building becomes free parking.

Campus Map

National Fossil Day 2020

Mark your calendars! The next National Fossil Day will be October 14, 2020.
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