Every piece of land that we stand on has a rich and storied past. Cincinnati once lay beneath a vast ocean teeming with animals whose remains now provide us with the finest fossils found anywhere on Earth! This region has also been traversed by dinosaurs, was at the terminus of several great glaciers and home to mastodons, mammoths, giant bison and so much more.
Discover these ancient worlds and take a glimpse into “deep time” as we travel through the geologic record, discovering what treasures lay beneath our feet, in our road cuts and stream-beds, in celebration of our region’s world-famous natural heritage!
Fossil Fest is included with zoo admission.
See the full list of events and locations here: fossil-fest-2016