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Fossil Discovery Center, Chowchilla

#558 of 846 in Museums in California
Must see · Specialty Museum · Museum
Irvingtonian Middle-Pleistocene fossils (700,000 years old) are on display at the Center across the street from the Fairmead dig site. Columbian mammoth, saber tooth cats, sloths, dire wolves, horse, camels and 37 species are on display. Students may uncover and identify replica fossils in the Mock dig.
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  • It's an amazing find Ironic too, there used to be a burger joint on the 99 called Mammoth Orange. A 100 meters , very close to a Mammoth skeleton  more »
  • Attended a guided group tour of the facility lead by a docent. They have packed a lot of history and fun into a relatively small place. Plenty of interest for both the adult and child. Really a great....  more »
  • This place is a hidden gem! I never even knew it was there. The literature and samples they have provide an in depth look at life in the valley over 700,000 years ago! There's a lot of interesting information here on how the valley came to be where it is now, as well as ecological preservation efforts. There's a fossil dig for the young ones, and a pretty cool gift shift for the adults. Not to mention the ongoing fossil recovery efforts from the area.
  • My childs class went for a field trip. It is small but very educational and kids enjoyed it. Would love to take my little dinosaur lover here.

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