National Fossil Day October 14, 2020

During 2020 we celebrate the 11th Anniversary of National Fossil Day™!  Join paleontologists, educators, and students in fossil-related events and activities across the country in parks, classrooms, and online during National Fossil Day. National Fossil Day is an annual celebration held to highlight the scientific and educational value of paleontology and the importance of preserving fossils for future generations.



Art Contest

All submissions must be received by mail by 5 p.m. EST, Friday, October 2, 2020

Junior Paleontologist Activity Book

Complete as many activities from the book 

Meet a Paleontologist

Select and read a paleontologist's biography 

Digital Atlas of Ancient Life app

  • Students can hunt for fossils with their parents and/or teachers can provide fossils

  • Students use the app to identify their fossil and how old it is, etc.

  • Students can take a picture of their fossil and post it to the companion app Digital Atlas Identify