Paleo Tours

Prep Lab

With the 5-million-year-old fossils of the Gray Fossil Site right in our backyard, our museum is home to an incredible paleontological operation. On the Paleo Tour, visitors are guided through the steps of that process, learning along the way about the hard work and research that goes into discovering, preserving, and researching the amazing fossils of this ancient Appalachian ecosystem.

On the tour, you’ll follow the guide out onto the fossil site itself to see what the dig crew has been working on in the excavation pits. Then, you’ll come back inside to learn about the work being done in the fossil preparation lab and collections room. With new discoveries being made all the time, there’s always something new to learn about!

Paleo Tours are offered each day at 11:00, 1:00, 3:00, and 4:00. Tickets are $2 per person with admission.  Please check with the front desk for availability.