Looking for a fun and educational event for the whole family this weekend? Head out to the Fossil Fest in Round Rock at the Old Settlers Association Headquarters on Saturday, December 7 or Sunday, December 8 from 9 am – 5 pm.


Now it its 23rd year, the festival offers attendees a chance to see real fossils, enjoy hands on learning and demos, and interact with science educators.

Highlights of the festival include:

  • Guest Speaker: “Fossils Talk – Hear their Stories”
  • Fossil identification
  • Mini workshops: learn how plants and animals fossilize and make & take your own fossil ammonite
  • “Paleo Passport” educational quest to fully explore displays, exhibits, and activities
  • Hands-on Fossil touch table and microscope
  • Educational Exhibits and displays
  • Start your own fossil collection at the Fossil Dig Pit and Wheel of Fossils: Only 25 cents, every spin wins a fossil!
  • Shopping from fossil dealers and related vendors
  • Hourly and Grand Door Prizes

Admission is $3.00 for adults, $2.00 for students, children under 6 are free. Tickets are valid for both days of the festival.

Special rates are available for school, homeschool, and youth groups by registering here: www.austinpaleo.org/signup.

Teachers can receive a classroom fossil kit and extra credit for their students. More info & TEKS Correlations at www.austinpaleo.org/fest.


– Ava

Ava Love Hanna is a writer, performer, and mother of a super awesome 5-year-old. She loves exploring Austin’s best kid-friendly places with her husband and son. Read about her adventures in writing, parenting, and being obsessed with Doctor Who at avalovehanna.com.