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Event: Collecting Fossils with Brent Ashcraft

Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 12:00 PM to Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 4:00 PM

Location: 209 Mayfield Drive, Marble Hill

Contact: 573.238.1174


Bollinger County Museum of Natural History will host Brent Ashcraft, amateur paleontologist, on Saturday, October 23, 2021. Ashcraft will identify fossils and answer your questions about collecting fossils.

  • 1pm-3pm: Fossil identification and fossil collecting with Brent Ashcraft. Bring your rocks, fossils, and finds for fossil ID. Bring your questions about fossil collecting or talk with Ashcraft about these fossil collecting topics: Where do you get fossils? Finding & trading fossils, cataloging & labeling, the importance of provenance and data, cleaning specimens, how to organize specimens in your collection, and storing and displaying collections.
  • 12:00 pm – 4:00pm:  Come see fossils of dinosaurs, plants, ocean life, shells, and more! Learn about the Missouri Dinosaur Discovery. Our museum pays honor to the Missouri Dinosaur, Hypsibema missouriensis, in our Missouri Dinosaur Discovery exhibit. We invite you to explore Missouri’s rich fossil record with us.
  • Fun children’s activities, from 12pm – 4pm, include a children’s dinosaur dig, fossil dig, fossil scavenger hunt with local fossil prize, and other fossil related activities. Children can submit their prehistoric artwork to be included in a temporary art display. All entries will be posted to our Facebook page. Please include your name, age, and city and state of residence on the back of your submission.

Bring your fossils or come see our fossils and help us celebrate National Fossil Day , 2021.

Regular admission to the museum will apply.