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ID Day

Sunday, October 8, 2017,  12:00 - 5:00 PM

Bring in your own collected objects for identification by experts, and take a look at some of our treasures, too! Experts will join us from the fields of paleontology, anthropology, archaeology, botany, zoology, and geology. They will help you identify: shells; rocks and minerals; fossils; arrowheads and other stone tools; shards of pottery; vertebrate bones; insects; skulls; seeds, leaves, twigs; and fish. Even if you don't bring an object, you’ll have the opportunity to see objects from the research collections, and learn about some current research.  Sorry, no appraisals will be given.

As a special treat, researchers from the Museum’s Science Communication Fellows Program will be joining us to present their work through hands-on inquiry activities during this event. Only for the curious!

In celebration of National Fossil Day, visitors may earn the National Park Service Paleontology Junior Ranger Badge during this event.