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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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January 2018

Gray Fossil Site: Be Miocene!

January 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until February 18, 2018

Gray Fossil Site & Museum, 1212 Sunset Dr.
Gray, TN 37615 United States
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Tuesday, January 16th - Sunday, February 18th - Be Miocene! Our love of fossils will never go extinct, and we hope yours won't either!  Join us and discover why we love the fossil specimens found right here in our "backyard" and why they have a special place in our hearts.  Programs announced periodically throughout each day. Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am-5:00pm Sunday 1:00 pm-5:00pm

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February 2018

Gray Fossil Site: Boy Scout Sunday

February 4 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Gray Fossil Site & Museum, 1212 Sunset Dr.
Gray, TN 37615 United States
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Sunday, February 4th - Boy Scout Day Sunday Boy Scouts in uniform receive half price admission for the day.  Valid only for scouts in full uniform, cannot be transferred to another individual or day or combined with any other discount.

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Gray Fossil Site: Dawin Day

February 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gray Fossil Site & Museum, 1212 Sunset Dr.
Gray, TN 37615 United States
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Saturday, February 17th - Dawin Day This special event will feature talks and activities for all ages.  Watch our website and social media for more information!

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Gray Fossil Site: Mastodon Madness

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gray Fossil Site & Museum, 1212 Sunset Dr.
Gray, TN 37615 United States
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Tuesday, February 20th - Sunday, April 8th - Mastodon Madness Learn about some of our favorite Proboscideans:  mastodons, mammoths, and elephants.  Discover fun facts about their past and what makes these animals similar and different.  Programs announced periodically throughout each day.

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Gray Fossil Site: Fossil & Artifact ID Night

February 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Gray Fossil Site & Museum, 1212 Sunset Dr.
Gray, TN 37615 United States
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Tuesday, February 27, 4:00-6:00pm - Fossil & Artifact ID Night You don't have to be a paleontologist to find fossils. Identifying them is a different story.  Bring any kind of rock, fossil, artifact, or mineral to Fossil & Artifact ID Night, 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…

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