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.
The Cincinnati Zoo has invited a unique assortment of organizations, including Friends of Big Bone, to display information and artifacts from the Ordovician and the Pleistocene Eras. With their focus on archaeology and paleontology, these groups will provide visitors a chance to see a variety of artifacts displayed throughout the zoo.
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.