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Aurora Fossil Museum

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Address: Aurora, NC
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This museum offers a substantial collection of fossils.

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You WILL find fossils!

If you have a small boy who loves dinosaurs, then DO visit the Aurora Fossil Museum. He WILL find fossil sharks teeth in the "dig your own" dirt pile in front of the museum... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you have a small boy who loves dinosaurs, then DO visit the Aurora Fossil Museum. He WILL find fossil sharks teeth in the "dig your own" dirt pile in front of the museum, where fresh truckloads of dirt from the nearby fossil-rich deposits are regularly dumped. And as others note, the museum itself will reward any fossil and geology-lover.... More 

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Tarboro, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely hands down one of the best attractions to visit over and over. It's fun for kids of all ages from 3 to 93. If you are remotely interested in past sea creatures or digging for fossils this is a must see! You can literally spend hours there and get lost in the task at hand of digging in the... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I loved this museum. It had an amazing display of fossils and exhibits. The staff was incredible and so knowledgeable about fossils of the area and took pride in the museum. They even have a pit to dig for real fossils which is a lot of fun to do with the family. Can't wait to go back... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Given the size of Aurora, it's astounding that a museum (actually 2) of this caliber exists. Clearly the town and many locals take pride in the artifacts so close at hand. If you're going to dig in the pits across the street from the museum, I'd suggest that you take a tour through the museum first to get some idea... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely time at this great little Museum. My 13 year old and ten year old absolutely loved digging in the dirt for fossils. The exhibitions were both entertaining and educational for being in such a small Museum. The staff were exceptionally friendly. The admission is free which simply encourages me to spend even more in their nice... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We had a great time wandering through the museum and then digging for fossils across the street. We couldn't stay long but managed to score some nice finds. Small shark teeth were numerous and easy to find. Also found many other interesting fossils including urchin spines and shark vertebrates

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Winterville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We had the best time at the Aurora Fossil Museum. They have lots of cool artifacts on display and the fossil dig is so much fun. Bring shovels, sifters, etc. You can also buy these items in the gift shop and they will give you a zip lock bag for free. No admission fee, but I highly recommend giving them... More 

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Lewistown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Aurora is one of those small Southern towns that has seen better days. However, the residents there ought to be proud of their history, especially the museum and fossil pit. It's really quite impressive for someplace in the middle of nowhere. (Do take the local ferry, either coming or going - or both.) We spent about an hour "digging" and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Older town setting, we got there later in the day and only hit the main museum which is small you should be in and out 20-30 minutes. Prices in the shop are very reasonable. Across the street are 2 big piles for the kids to sift through to find their own fossils, consist mostly of shark teeth but you can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

The Auora Fossil Museum is a hidden treasure off the beaten path, but we'll worth the visit. Staff members at the museum are extremely kind and very helpful. The museum itself has a beautiful collection of fossilized shark teeth from the local mine and although the museum is a bit dated in their display techniques, there is a lot to... More 

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