Oct. 15-18: Fossil Week


Discover why fossils rock during Fossil Week 2014!

Wednesday, Oct. 15

Visit us on National Fossil Day for a free, fossil-themed Insights Lecture featuring Patricia H. Kelley, Paleontological Distinguished Lecturer and professor of Geology at the University of North Carolina. Learn more

Thursday, Oct. 16

Explore our free exhibit Cincinnati Under the Sea in our Ruthven Gallery. Then have a cocktail in the Duke Energy Children's Museum lobby with Brenda Hunda, our curator of invertebrate paleontology, as you discuss how Ordovician fossils contribute to our understanding of Cincinnati's natural history and Earth's evolution. Learn more and buy tickets

Saturday, Oct. 18

Transform into a paleontologist and learn about how fossils are formed, diagram dinosaur family trees and hear extinction theories from dino-experts. Chat with local professionals, explore fossils in the Museum of Natural History & Science and enjoy activities throughout the Rotunda. Check back soon for the complete schedule!

For Educators: Oceans of Ohio Teacher Workshop

Date: Oct. 18, 2014 during Fossil Week at Cincinnati Museum Center
Time: 12:15-1:15 p.m.
Presented by: Dr. Alycia Stigall, Associate Professor at Ohio University

Teachers will examine and identify local Cincinnatian fossils from fossil sets, utilize these fossil organisms to reconstruct the ocean environment of Cincinnati 450 million years ago and explore how the Cincinnatian ocean of the past differs from ocean environments today. This hands-on workshop will take place in the Museum of Natural History & Science STEM Discovery Lab. There is no charge for this workshop and space is limited. To register, contact Regina Hall, Director of the Museum of Natural History & Science, at RHall@cincymuseum.org.