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Horns and Tusks
The Prehistoric Museum at USU Eastern will be hosting our first annual Fossil Fest October 13‑16. This FREE event coincides with Earth Science Week and National Fossil Day, and will be celebrating the great paleontological and geological wonders of central and eastern Utah. The theme of this year’s event is Horns and Tusks, highlighting our special exhibit that runs through the rest of the year.
Thursday, October 13
Jurassic World: Dominion (2022)
USU Eastern, Geary Theatre
Come watch the extended version of the latest in the Jurassic franchise with our paleontologist! After the movie, we will have a Q&A with the Prehistoric Museum’s Curator of Paleontology, and he will show off fossils from the museum that star in the film!
Saturday, October 15
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Visit the museum on Saturday with free admission all day (9 am – 7 pm). We will have events for people of all ages from 11 am until 6 pm, including children’s crafts and activities, a look at fossils we normally have behind the scenes in collections, expert-led tours of our exhibits and laboratory, guest speakers, food trucks, and much more!
|9:00 am||Museum opens with free admission|
|12:00 - 5:00 pm||Activities throughout the museum|
|2:00 pm||Museum exhibits and lab tours|
|4:00 pm||Museum exhibits and lab tours|
|1:00 pm||Matthew Mers, Emporia State University
Torosaurus: The "Hole" Ceratopsian Story
|3:00 pm||Carrie Levitt-Bussian, Natural History Museum of Utah
|5:00 pm||Dr. Mark Loewen, University of Utah and
Natural Museum of Utah
An Explosion of Horns and Frills: The Radiation of the Ceratopsian Dinosaurs
Sunday, October 16
The museum will host two free field trips throughout the day.
Helper Buried Forest Concretion Trail
For a shorter journey through time, join museum board members and geologists for a local tour from Helper’s downtown to the Buried Forest Concretion Trail. We will talk about the local landscapes and the geologic processes that went into forming what we see today.
San Rafael Swell
Meet at the Prehistoric Museum
For a longer trek, join our Curator of Paleontology for a driving tour of the San Rafael Swell, from Buckhorn Wash, to Jurassic National Monument, and a number of stops in between. Meet at the Prehistoric Museum at 9 am, and we will carpool/caravan to Swinging Bridge, then cover the phenomenal geology and paleontology the San Rafael Swell has to offer. Weather permitting, the tour will cover over 100 million years of geologic time, discussing the rocks and the fossils we find in them.