Discovery Park of America is participating in Earth Science Week October 15-19, 2019. There will be a ton of different activities scheduled throughout the week for guests of all ages to enjoy. Be on the lookout for a schedule of events each day because every day is a new activity.
9:30 a.m. Saturday Morning Science program with Prehistoric Archaeologist Bill Lawrence.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fossil Dig outside on the Great Lawn
11 a.m. Learn about the Tennessee state fossil in Dinosaur Hall. You will get a coloring sheet and a sticker to celebrate!
1 p.m. Kids Create program with a craft to celebrate #EarthScienceWeek
2-4 p.m. We will have experts in geology and archaeology at Discovery Park to identify collector’s items brought in by you. This includes fossils, gems, arrowheads, sharks teeth, etc. We will also have a trading post where you can bring in any sort of natural history related item (feathers, shells, deer antlers, fossils, arrowheads, etc.) and trade it out for something else. If you don’t have anything to trade, there will be a real fossil dig with Cretaceous marine fossils for you to find and keep, or trade at the trading post. Guest presenters include Prehistoric Archaeologist Bill Lawrence and Dr. Michael Gibson, professor of geology at the University of Tennessee at Martin.