Dino Fossil Discovery Day
Jim Rollings will showcase examples from his extensive fossil collection. Jim is a Newport News native who had a 36-year career in museums (including development director of the Virginia Living Museum and executive director of the Science Museum of Western Virginia). His collection comes from fossil digs in the western U.S. as well as Africa, Canada and China. You won’t want to miss Jim’s 20-minute family-friendly “Paleo Presentations” in the Lab. While some of the collection is touchable, of special interest will be non-touchable offerings including a very rare dinosaur skin sample, a pterodactyl tooth, and tiny bones from a hatchling Coelophysis. No registration required. Exhibits 10 a.m.-3 p.m., programs 12:45 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. Included in Museum admission.