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.

2017 National Fossil Day Celebration

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Thank you everyone who celebrated National Fossil Day with the UMPC!  About 120 people visited during the three hour event on Oct. 11, 2017.  

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For more behind the scenes views of the Research Collection, follow the Collections Manager on Instagram @Fossil_Librarian. 


Although figuring out how many Collections Manager footprints fit into one Triceratops footprint is not an exact science...
there was an estimated 19 to 20 that fit.

The winners are: 19 - Mattea(?)/ 20 - Paul & Parker.  If you are one of these lucky winners, email

Guests enjoying a tour of the Research Collection.

National Fossil Day 2018

Mark your calendars! The next National Fossil Day Celebration will be October 17, 2018.
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