Aug
24
Sat
The Big Dig
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Big Dig is a one-of-a-kind, roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty, paleontology experience offered by Hands On! Discovery Center and the East Tennessee State University Museum of Natural History!  Participants will have the opportunity to work alongside paleontologists and follow the process from beginning to end, from searching for fossils in the field to curating them in the museum collection.  For ages 12 to adult.  Ages 12-16 must be accompanied by a paying adult, age 18+.  Pre-registration is required.  Visit https://visithandson.org/the-big-dig for more details and registration information.

Aug
27
Tue
Fossil & Artifact ID Night
Aug 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

You don’t have to be a paleontologist to find fossils, but identifying them is a different story.  Bring in any kind of rock, fossil, artifact, or mineral and scientists at the museum will provide space for the study of these finds. There will be an archaeologist, paleontologist, and geologist on site. The event is free and open to the public but does not include admission to exhibits.

Aug
31
Sat
Archaeology Day
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Stay tuned to our website and social media for more details!

Sep
7
Sat
The Big Dig
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Big Dig is a one-of-a-kind, roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty, paleontology experience offered by Hands On! Discovery Center and the East Tennessee State University Museum of Natural History!  Participants will have the opportunity to work alongside paleontologists and follow the process from beginning to end, from searching for fossils in the field to curating them in the museum collection.  For ages 12 to adult.  Ages 12-16 must be accompanied by a paying adult, age 18+.  Pre-registration is required.  Visit https://visithandson.org/the-big-dig for more details and registration information.

Sep
21
Sat
The Big Dig
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Big Dig is a one-of-a-kind, roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty, paleontology experience offered by Hands On! Discovery Center and the East Tennessee State University Museum of Natural History!  Participants will have the opportunity to work alongside paleontologists and follow the process from beginning to end, from searching for fossils in the field to curating them in the museum collection.  For ages 12 to adult.  Ages 12-16 must be accompanied by a paying adult, age 18+.  Pre-registration is required.  Visit https://visithandson.org/the-big-dig for more details and registration information.