Museum Events

Paleontology Lecture Series!

Join us in the Museum Learning Center for our popular Paleontology Lecture Series!

 The Lecture Series consists of special talks by guest paleontologists.

 Please make plans to join us!

2018 C. megalodon Raffle Tooth

MEGALODON TOOTH DRAWING! Saturday, May 26, 2018, 7:00 pm Museum Learning Center Picnic Area
  • Join us as we draw the name of the lucky winner of our 2018 C. megalodon Raffle Tooth!
  • This special tooth, donated by Mark Bennett, is a restored 6 and 1/8 inch tooth that was discovered many years ago in the Aurora phosphate mine!
  • 100% of ticket sales go directly to support the Aurora Fossil Museum!
  • Tickets are $1.00 each or spend $5.00 and receive 6 tickets!
  • Click here to purchase your chance!

Aurora Community Center Fossil Displays

Meet Paleontologists and learn about fossils!

Talk with Fossil Experts from Clubs, Museums, and Universities!

Bring your fossils and get them identified!

Free and open to the public from 9 am to 3 pm

Make plans to stop in and see all of the amazing fossils discovered from all over the world!

Education Tent!!

Visit the Education Tent on the Main Festival Field!

Talk with representatives from nonprofit organizations

Take part in interesting activities!

Free and open to the public from 9 am to 3 pm

Make plans to stop in and see all of the amazing resources NC has to offer!

Fossil Auction!

  • When: Saturday, May 26, 2018, 3:00 pm
  • Where: Museum Learning Center Picnic Area
  • About: This annual event is carried out by the Special Friends of the Aurora Fossil Museum with 100% of funds generated going to support the Aurora Fossil Museum
  • Latest List: Click here for the 2018-AuctionList

Museum Learning Center

Join us as we celebrate 40 years of the museum!

  • When: 12:25 pm
  • Where: Museum Learning Center
  • Address: 397  Main Street, Aurora, NC
  • Free cake! While supply lasts!