Observe science happening live in the Museum’s brand new Richard A. Ditton Learning Lab. On Fossil Day, visitors will see paleontology in action as Paleontology students and paleontologists prepare, clean, and repair fossils collected right here in Southern Nevada. The Lab is a collaborative effort with UNLV and the Museum’s research associate program. It is in part, a learning laboratory for college students, a research facility for research associates, and a live exhibition for Museum visitors.
See a Clark County School District student art contest exhibition and award ceremony at 11:00am. Awards presented by the Protectors of Tule Springs and other special guests. Art work will be on display in the Grand Hall.
Meet the Protectors of Tule Springs while you visit the Museum. They will have an information table set up and will also offer short presentations on the new Tule Spring Fossil Beds National Monument, including info on Ice Age mammals, history of the area, what the future holds, and more.
Visitors young and old can explore fossil discovery through a fun and tasty activity, plus see, touch, and learn more about real fossils.
Also enjoy a Shark Feeding at 2:00pm and Critter Connections to the Past: SNAKES, a preview for the upcoming Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Titanoboa: Monster Snake (opening October 15). Visitors will discover live snakes in this hands-on experience with some of earth’s oldest surviving critters.
Event runs from 10:00am - 3:00pm.