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UNUSUAL FLORIDA FOSSILS TO BE ON DISPLAY FOR 'DINO DAYS'
August 23 at the Museum of Discovery and Science

Visitors will get to view the fossils of many extinct Florida animals such as the
sabre-toothed cat, camel, mammoth plus much more!

 



 



 

 

What:
As part of August’s Dino Days activities, Marge Fantozzi and Sharon Barfoot, president of the Tampa Bay Fossil Club, and Chris DeLorey, educator of the Brevard Zoo, will be at the Museum to display their impressive Florida fossil collections, interact with guests, and give on-going presentations about Florida fossils and how to find them in our own backyards!

Where:
Museum of Discovery and Science and Blockbuster IMAX Theater
401 S.W. Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312

When:
Noon to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, August 23, 2003

About the event:
Did you know that camels used to roam Florida? Well, Chris DeLorey from the Brevard Zoo knows and he has proof! He has everything from pieces of a giant tortoise shell to shark’s teeth. Chris will give exciting presentations and visitors will get to learn all about Florida fossils and they will receive a fossil shark’s tooth to take home! Plus Sharon Barfoot from the Tampa Bay Fossil Club will share her sabre-toothed cat, marine mammal, and mammoth fossils and tell visitors how to find fossils in their own backyards. She will also have special fossils that guests can touch and delicate ones for viewing in a display case.

There will also be all kinds of dinosaur and fossil finding related activities happening all over the Museum. Guests will be able to pretend to be a paleontologist in a “chocolate chip cookie fossil dig,” make dinosaur finger puppets, put together a giant 3D T-Rex puzzle, get their faces painted, and a make-and-take paper T-Rex!

Background:
The Museum is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 6:00 p.m. The Museum is open every day of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas. General admission prices are $14.00 for adults; $13.00 for seniors and students; $12.00 for children 3 to 12. Children under 3 are free. A general admission ticket includes admission to the Museum exhibits and one IMAX® film. Members receive free admission to Museum exhibits and $1.00 off IMAX® and combo ticket prices. The Museum of Discovery and Science is located at 401 Southwest Second Street in downtown Fort Lauderdale. For more information about the Museum, visitors should call (954) 467-MODS (6637).

 



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