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Homeschool Day: Fossil Fanatics

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Fossil Fanatics

The fossil record tells us about the environments and events from long ago and help us make decisions about the future. The Natural History Museum's Dinosaur Institute houses fossils that have been acquired over nearly a century—and our paleontologists are still making new discoveries every day!

Learn what NHM paleontologists uncovered during recent exciting excavations in our newest temporary exhibit, Antarctic Dinosaurs; run into dinosaurs at our Encounters show; and talk with museum educators about our extensive fossil collections.

Schedule of Programs
10 am - 2 pm | Activity Station: Cryolophosaurus Masks
No tickets necessary | All ages welcome

10 am - 2 pm | Activity Station: Sun Print Trace Fossils
No tickets necessary All ages welcome

10 am - 2 pm | Hands-On Station: Fossil Casts and Gear from Antarctica
No tickets necessary | All ages welcome

10 am - 2 pm | Exploration Station: Dinosaur Institute
No tickets necessary All ages welcome

10 am - 2 pm | Exploration Station: Invertebrate Paleontology
No tickets necessary | All ages welcome

10:30 am & 11:30 am | Sensory Friendly* Dinosaur Encounters Shows
Limited capacity Recommended for ages 5 - 10

1 pm | Dinosaur Encounters Show
No tickets necessary Recommended for ages 5 - 10

All Day | Dinosaur Hall Scavenger Hunt
No tickets necessary All ages welcome

Homeschoolers receive free entry to the Museum all day. Tickets to special exhibits and entry to some programs is limited to a first come, first served basis. Check in with School Programs staff at the Welcome Table in the Grand Foyer for special tickets. For more information, review our Homeschool Day Info Page.

*Sensory friendly programming and resources will be offered at this event. Prepare for your time at the Natural History Museum with our downloadable pre-visit materials:

Special thanks to Bose, the California Mental Health Services Authority, and our Sensory Friendly Advisory Committee for supporting sensory friendly initiatives at the Natural History Museum.

Related Exhibitions

Antarctic Dinosaurs

Discover new species of dinosaurs as you follow in the steps of Antarctic adventurer-scientists.

Learn more about Antarctic Dinosaurs