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“Unique Experience”

Aurora Fossil Museum
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Aurora
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Aurora Fossil Museum, founded in 1976, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) science education resource center. Our mission is to increase knowledge of the geology, paleontology, and prehistory of coastal North Carolina in an engaging and enjoyable manner. We accomplish this mission through exhibits, interactive inquiry-based activities, outreach programs, events, field studies, and involvement in the annual Fossil Festival held on Memorial Day weekend.
Reviewed 6 September 2012

Old fashioned museum plus a large pile of "ocean bottom land" that children can happily dig through to find sharks teeth.

Thank joe b
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Reviewed 10 August 2012

While vacationing in bath nc we took the ferry to aurora to visit this little museum. Enjoyed the few rooms and the people that were working there. The fossil dig across the street was great. We found about thirty sharks teeth in about twenty minutes. This was a nice diversion in the middle of the week and worth stopping at. Free admission but anteup and make a donation

Thank bnelson77
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Reviewed 14 July 2012

First of all, for a free exhibit and opportunity to do some fossil hunting... Cannot beat the value. Gift shop prices were reasonable. The volunteers there are so nice and quite knowledgeable in the field. We spent maybe an hour fossil hunting in the spoils and found loads of shark teeth and other misc fossils.

We suggested they start selling water. Until then, bring water with you.

Thanks for a good time!!

Thank rowdies
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Reviewed 22 May 2012

As professional geologists and mineral dealers, we really enjoyed our visit. The exhibits are well done and at a level understandable to almost anyone. The staff were helpful and friendly, and the prices of souvenirs and fossils was quite reasonable. The best part, though, was being able to dig for fossils in their "fossil pit" by the parking lot. Although it was raining, and we didn't stay long, we did find a few small shark teeth and lots of fossil coral. They don't charge and entrance fee, but you really should make a donation to help support the facility. Sorry to have to miss the Fossil Festival

1  Thank PatTucci
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Reviewed 14 April 2012

Very interesting and would love to take the time to actually do some digging.

1  Thank grana103
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