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Gray Fossil Site & Museum

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1212 Sunset Dr.
Gray, TN 37615 United States
423-439-3662 www.gfsm.handsonmuseum.org

The Gray Fossil Site and Museum is a place where visitors can get up close and personal with an active Miocene-era fossil dig site. Scientists believe the site was formed by an underground limestone cave that collapsed and created a sinkhole. This left a vast fossil deposit that dates back 4.5 – 7 million years ago. Animals that have been unearthed so far include: saber tooth cat, alligator, tapir, rhinoceros, short-faced bear, and a mastodon as well as hundreds of plants and other animals.

Come by the Museum to learn more about this incredible discovery and even take a tour of the dig site itself!

For More Info, visit the ETSU Center for Excellence in Paleontology.

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April 2018

Gray Fossil Site: Tapir Days

April 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until May 18, 2018

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until May 19, 2018

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until May 20, 2018

Gray Fossil Site & Museum, 1212 Sunset Dr.
Gray, TN 37615 United States
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Tuesday, April 10th - Sunday, May 20th - Tapir Days Is that an anteater or a pig?  Neither, it's a tapir!  Check out tapir fossil replicas, learn more about types of tapirs, and discovery why tapirs are so important to the Gray Fossil Site in honor of World Tapir Day.  Programs announced periodically throughout each day. Museum Hours Tuesday-Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am-5:00pm Sunday 1:00 pm-5:00pm Monday 9:00 am-5:00 pm (March, June, July, & August only) The Museum…

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May 2018

Gray Fossil Site: Owl Pellet Dissection Pop-in Activity

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gray Fossil Site & Museum, 1212 Sunset Dr.
Gray, TN 37615 United States
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Saturday, May 12th, 10am-12pm - Owl Pellet Dissection Pop-in Activity Learn what owls eat as you dissect an owl pellet and reconstruct the skeleton found inside it.  Materials fee of $8 for members, $10 for non-members for two extra small owl pellets and use of dissection tools.  Limited quantities available, to reserve your specimens, please email reservations@handsonmuseum.org no later than Tuesday, May 8th.  Children must be supervised at all times.  Due to small parts, this activity is recommended for ages…

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July 2018

Gray Fossil Site: Paleo Camp

July 9 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until July 27, 2018

Gray Fossil Site & Museum, 1212 Sunset Dr.
Gray, TN 37615 United States
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Paleo Camp Only at Paleo Camp can you dig for fossils, get a behind the scenes tour of the fossil site, and make a plaster cast of a fossil.  Additional activities include science experiments, science-based art projects, t-shirt tie-dying, and so much more!  Children ages 5 to 12 can explore and discover in our week-long summer camps sure to make life-long memories. 8:00am - 12:00 noon each day Monday, July 9th - Friday, July 13th Monday, July 16th - Friday,…

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