Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Fossil Family Night: New Ways to Look at Fossils

After Five, Demonstrations, Kids & Families

Saturday, March 30, 2019, 6 – 8pm EDT


What does it take to be a paleontologist?  It's more than just digging in the dirt!  Take a closer look at the science of paleontology and discover more about the high-tech research tools and techniques used to learn about ancient life and ecosystems.

  • Watch demonstrations of different ways of capturing information about fossils
  • Try your hand at capturing 3-D images of fossils from the museum's collections
  • Meet scientists who use technology to help answer research questions
  • Participate in an interactive game featuring our science experts and you!

This special program is made possible by Roland and Debra Sauermann.


Free, but registration is required. CLICK HERE to register.


Ground Floor, Q?rius

Natural History Museum
Animals & Ecosystems, Dinosaurs, Intensive Interactives