Fossil Costume Contest

Photo: Rachel Ormiston/Burke Museum
Photo: Rachel Ormiston/Burke Museum

Date & Time

October 2–31, 2021

This event is in the past.


FREE and open to all ages




Join us from home or at the museum!


Celebrate the 12th anniversary of National Fossil Day with the Burke’s Fossil Costume Contest!

How to play:

What's your fossil? Include the name of the fossil you chose.

Share what you learned! Feature a fact about the fossil that you learned during your research.

Show off your creation! Tag your photos @burkemuseum and #BurkeFossilFashion so we can see your entry!

Bonus: Wear your costume to the museum to get $4 off the price of admission!

Contest runs October 2–31, 2021. Multiple entries are encouraged, but only one prize will be awarded per person/group. Winners will be announced November 6, 2021. Prizes can be picked up at the museum November 6–30, or will be mailed (if applicable).

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This is a friendly reminder that Halloween is around the corner and costumes and attire should be respectful. Learn more about non-appropriative wear on the recent Indigenous Peoples' Day blog post.