Fossil Discovery Center Plans Numerous Activities and Displays for National Fossil Day

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The Fossil Discovery Center in Chowchilla has numerous activities and special exhibits planned for their second observance of National Fossil Day according to the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau.

This giant Colombian Mammoth is just one of the attractions people can see at the Fossil Discovery Center, which is celebrating National Fossil Day on Oct 20

This giant Colombian Mammoth is just one of the attractions people can see at the Fossil Discovery Center, which is celebrating National Fossil Day on Oct 20

From the animals to the people, guests will be able to get a good idea of what life was like here in the ancient past.

The Fossil Discovery Center of Chowchilla is pulling out all the stops for their second annual celebration of National Fossil Day.

Taking place October 20, the museum located right off Highway 99 just south of Chowchilla, will be holding tours of the museum, mock digs, an Atlatl (spear) throwing competition and much more.

In addition to animal fossil specimens ranging from saber tooth cats, short faced bears and more on display, they will also have on hand hominid skull replicas and a display showcasing early human evolution.

“We will really showcase all walks of life from the Pleistocene era on,” said Fossil Discovery Center director Blake Bufford.

“From the animals to the people, guests will be able to get a good idea of what life was like here in the ancient past,” he said.

In addition to fossils, guests will be able to get up close and personal with some living creatures compliments of the Fresno Chaffee Zoo from 11 am to 1 pm.

“It really brings full circle and shows how much things have changed, and even how some things haven’t changed over the millennia,” said Bufford.

To learn more, visit http://www.MaderaMammoths.org or call 559-665-7107. The Fossil Discovery Center is located off of exit 164 from Highway 99 and is open from 9 am – 4pm Tuesday through Sunday.

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