National Fossil Day

Saturday, October 13, 2018
1–5 PM

INCLUDED WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION; FREE FOR BURKE MEMBERS, W/UW ID, AND CHILDREN 4 & UNDER

 

Testing, Testing 1-2-3: Work in Progress Exhibit Gallery

"Tufts-Love" T. rex skull in the Testing, Testing 1-2-3: Work in Progress paleontology workroom

Get up close to the T. rex skull and other fossils when we open the doors to the Testing, Testing 1-2-3: Work in Progress fossil prep lab on National Fossil Day.
Photo: Burke Museum

Paleontology volunteer carefully removes rock surrounding part of the "Tufts-Love" T. rex jaw

Paleontology volunteer carefully removes rock surrounding part of the "Tufts-Love" T. rex jaw.
Photo: Rachel Ormiston/Burke Museum

Close up of large brush and a portion of a rib from the "Tufts-Love" T. rex on top of a plaster fossil jacket

The paleontology team is working hard to prepare the "Tufts-Love" T. rex.
Photo: Rachel Ormiston/Burke Museum

Young visitors get up close to the "Tufts-Love" T. rex skull

Step inside the Testing, Testing 1-2-3: Work in Progress paleontology fossil prep lab and examine the incredible progress being made on the "Tufts-Love" T. rex skull.
Photo: Rachel Ormiston/Burke Museum

Celebrate National Fossil Day™ and see live fossil preparation at the Burke! The doors will be open to our Testing, Testing 1-2-3: Work in Progress fossil prep lab so you can get up close to examine the incredible progress our paleontologists are making on the “Tufts-Love” T. rex skull and other fossils.

About National Fossil Day:

Join paleontologists, educators, and students in fossil-related events and activities across the country in parks, classrooms, and online during National Fossil Day. National Fossil Day is an annual celebration held to highlight the scientific and educational value of paleontology and the importance of preserving fossils for future generations.

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