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Mazon Creek Fossil Tour Family Day
August 21 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm$75 – $100
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn about the environment, ecosystems, and climate of Northern Illinois as it was 300 million years ago by collecting fossil specimens at the Mazon Fossil Beds (on private property in Grundy County).
The adventure involves picking fossils at the site of the original mid-1800s discoveries along the Mazon Creek, including ferns and horsetails. Everyone will have specimens to take home to remember the day.
New and returning families with children will enjoy this day which includes an overview talk about the fossils, a hay ride to the river, fossil picking with a guide, a cookout lunch, show-and-tell fossil time, and an optional swim in the pool. A certificate of participation will be mailed.
The cost is $75 for students and $100 for adults. Sign up soon as these events sell out quickly