Fossil Field Experience

This program is designed for people who want to learn more about fossils: where to find them, how to identify them, what they can tell us about the past. This program is for adults and children 8 and older, accompanied by an adult. 

Fossil Field Experience Dates

Saturday, May 20, 2017
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Program Description

At 9:00 a.m., you will meet CMM educators at Cove Point Lighthouse. In our Visitor Center you can learn about Miocene fossils and what to look for. From 9:30 to approximately 11:30 a.m., you will explore the beach to search for fossilized shell, bone, and sharks’ teeth. Lunch is on your own. Picnic facilities are available at the museum. Report to the admission desk at the museum by 1 p.m. to get your admission sticker and to meet up with the educator. You will get a guided tour of our fossil hall and have an opportunity to explore our fossil prep lab. Working with the museum educator, you will identify the fossils you have found. The program ends at 2 p.m., and you are welcome to continue to explore the museum on your own.

Wear appropriate clothing for beach combing, and bringing a change of clothes is recommended.
Fees and Registration
$20 per person; includes museum admission

Preregistration required at least two business days before the program. There is a $5 charge for cancellations. No refunds if cancelling less than 5 business days before the program.

Contact Information
For registration, contact Melissa McCormick at 410-326-2042, ext. 41 or

Office hours are Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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