October 9, 2012

Families, football fans invited to Fossil Fest

The KU Natural History Museum encourages both the Jayhawk faithful headed to Memorial Stadium and families looking for kid-friendly activities to come to the museum for fossil activities from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.

The free event is the first in the museum’s “Science Saturdays” series of monthly events and is in honor of National Fossil Day. Visitors can make plaster casts of fossils and learn about vertebrate and invertebrate fossils displayed by University of Kansas paleontology staff.

The museum also will offer tours of the vertebrate paleontology preparation lab, where visitors can learn about volunteer opportunities in the lab and meet other volunteers.

Because there is a KU football game that day as well, parking near the museum will be limited. Museum visitors and football fans alike can use the Lawrence transit system to get to the museum. Both the north- and south-bound route No. 11 stops in front of the Kansas Union next door to the museum. Parking will be available in the Allen Fieldhouse parking garage, which is also near the bus route. Visit the Lawrence transit site for more information, or contact the museum at 785-864-4450.