Discover why fossils rock!
Every piece of land that we stand on has a rich and storied past. Cincinnati once lay beneath a vast ocean teeming with animals whose remains now provide us with the finest fossils found anywhere on Earth! This region has also been traversed by dinosaurs, was at the terminus of several great glaciers and home to mastodons, mammoths, giant bison and so much more. Discover these ancient worlds and take a glimpse into “deep time” as we travel through the geologic record, discovering what treasures lay beneath our feet, in our road cuts and streambeds, in celebration of our region’s world-famous natural heritage!
450 million years ago Cincinnati was teeming with life under the sea. Today life still continues to flourish in Cincinnati. Bring your own found fossils and join us for Fossil Fest at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden! Listen as experts make these fossils once again come to life. Marvel over the largest trilobite collection in the Tri-State region. And experience real time comparisons of living animals and their fossil relatives.
Location: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Date: November 5
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
To learn more about Cincinnati's underwater past, check out our Cincinnati Under the Sea online exhibit!
Getting excited for Fossil Fest? Check out the festivities from our 2015 Fossil Fest below.