Fossils

  • Times Available: Tuesday - Friday, 10:15am, 11:15am, 12:15pm
  • Date Range: October 2023 - May 2024
  • Grade Levels: 2nd Grade, 4th Grade
  • Class Size: minimum 8, maximum 28 students/per program
  • Months: January, February, March, April, May, October, November, December
  • Requirements: Must register for program at least four weeks in advance of your group's visit.
    Minimum age 7 years.
  • Fee: $120 per program
  • Contact: Missy Chernick at melissa.chernick@naturalsciences.org
What can we learn from fossils? What do they tell us about the history of Earth? Through hands-on investigations, students will compare a variety of fossils, learn how fossilized plants and animals reveal clues to the past, and discover how life has changed over time.
Program length is 45 minutes.

This program is held onsite at our Downtown Raleigh location.

Curriculum Correlation(s):   2nd Grade ELA; 4.E.2

Scheduling Instructions: Scheduling is now closed for the 2023/2024 school year. Scheduling for the upcoming school year will begin on Tuesday, July 30 for programs in October–January, and Tuesday, August 27 for programs in February–May. A link to the scheduling request form will be added once scheduling begins.

Please note that only 30 people total will be allowed in the program classroom. Two of those people must be adults, and at least one of them must be a teacher. All remaining chaperones, siblings, etc. are welcome to explore the Museum during the program.

Scholarship Opportunities: Funding may be available to cover all or part of program fees for qualifying schools. Please indicate your interest in the Additional Information section of the Scheduling Request Form.