Channel your inner paleontologist with Fossil Fair 2019

Calling all fossil enthusiasts! The Cape Fear Museum of History and Science is preparing for its Fossil Fair, organized by the North Carolina Fossil Club.

Organized by the North Carolina Fossil Club (NCFC), the fair is an annual gathering of fossil enthusiasts who share a passion and knowledge of paleontology with the public.

The fair is an annual gathering is a unique opportunity for people to discover, explore and learn more about fossils and geologic history.

NC Fossil Club members will share exhibits from their personal collections found in North Carolina and beyond.

Some of the activities include:

  • Fossil identification by Smithsonian paleontologists, Dave Bohaska and Bob Purdy
  • Speak with experts about fossil displays and how to start a fossil collection
  • Fossils on display include giant shark teeth, whalebone, sea urchins, shells and more
  • Search for fossils and find small treasures
  • Hourly Megalodon tooth raffle
  • Interact with Cape Fear Museum’s Science Cycle and measure dinosaurs
  • Make a fossil ornament out of clay to take home
  • Hands-on paleo with Appalachian State

The Fossil Fair will take place on Saturday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Admission tickets may be purchased online at or at the door the day of the Fossil Fair. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, college students and military, $5 for youth ages 6 to 17 and free for children under 5 years old.

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