Visit DC’s National Mall for National Fossil Day Event

Join paleontologists and park rangers for the fourth annual National Fossil Day event in Washington, D.C. The National Park Service and Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History are collaborating to host the National Fossil Day Celebration on the National Mall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16, 2013.

Maybe most exciting, the Smithsonian will unveil its newly acquired Tyrannosaurus rex fossilized dinosaur skeleton! In addition, there will be dozens of presentations and activities for all ages, including a Fossil Bison game and presentations showcasing the diversity of prehistoric life. On hand will be paleontologists and geologists from the National Park Service, the American Geosciences Institute, the Bureau of Land Management, the National Science Foundation, and Maryland Dinosaur Park.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please see

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 10:00am
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Washington D.C. Mall
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