Fun with Fossils

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Did you know that some rocks have a story to tell? They teach the true account of what happened in history, about 4,000 years ago. We call these rocks, fossils. A fossil is the evidence that something was once alive, is now dead, was preserved quickly, and has become part of the rock layers of the earth.

Did you ever wonder:

  • Why 95% of all fossils are sea creatures?
  • Why fossils are found all over the world, even on the tops of mountains and far from water?
  • What happened to preserve these life forms so they weren’t destroyed and could be fossilized?

If your child is curious about the answers to these or other fossil-related questions, then Fun with Fossils is for them! During this workshop they will learn the seven major periods of history as told to us in the Bible, using words that begin with the letter “C”. It will be demonstrated during which “C” of history fossils were formed. Your child will learn about common fossils, getting to look at and handle many examples. They’ll even get to take home some fossils as a reminder of what they’ve learned. At the end of the workshop, students make a beaded shark tooth necklace as a souvenir of their visit to the class. The bead colors will remind them of the 7 C’s of history and the shark tooth is a fossil.

Fun with Fossils is available for ages 5-12. Subject to scheduling and participant ages, the class may be taught by one of two presenters, Mrs. Ruth Carter or Mrs. Denise Jackson. Ruth Carter has a B.S. in nursing. She and her husband are in charge of the volunteer program at the museum. Ruth also teaches other children’s workshops that you can read about on our website. Denise Jackson has a B.S. in Biology and participates in many programs at the Creation Museum including several astronomy programs and Scope It Out!, the microscope program.

This program is open to children ages 5 to 12. Tickets for the program are just $3.50. Parents can accompany their children at no additional charge, but do need to reserve a free observer ticket.

Private Programs

Private workshops can be booked for groups (subject to availability) at the rate of $3.30 per person. The minimum group size is 25 paid participants (not including free adult observers) and the maximum is 90 people. When you book your group's visit with Group Reservations ask about a private workshop for your group.