Discover why fossils rock!
Brachiopods, crinoids, horn coral and trilobites are just some of the fossils that tell fascinating stories of Cincinnati 450 million years ago. During the Ordovician Age, Cincinnati lay beneath a vast ocean teeming with animals whose remains now provide us with the finest fossils found anywhere on Earth. To some, these fossilized remains resemble spiral shaped rocks, seashells and pieces of coral. To others, they’re nature’s work of art.
On Oct. 17, we’re celebrating some pretty rockin’ fossils in style. Join us in the Museum of Natural History & Science to meet with paleontologists and geologists and have your own found fossils identified. Experience one of the largest trilobite collections in the Tri-State region, view original pieces of artwork in our Spineless Wonders Student Art Competition and participate in scavenger hunts and other hands-on activities.
To learn more about Cincinnati's underwater past, check out our Cincinnati Under the Sea online exhibit!