Life, Death, Discovery At County Museum

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)–Find out where fossils come from when Curator of Paleontology Eric Scott presents “Life, Death, and Discovery: a fossil journey” at the San Bernardino County Museum on Sunday, October 9 at 2:00 p.m. The illustrated lecture is included with paid museum admission.

“The ground beneath our feet is full of remains of ancient animals and plants, preserved in the fossil record,” said Scott. “But how did these ancient relics get there? How, exactly, does an organism become a fossil?”

Scott will discuss some of the many ways in which living creatures can become part of the rock record, and how paleontologists find fossils in those rocks—from seas to seeds, from mice to mammoths, and from tar pits to Tyrannosaurus. His talk will also reveal new details about “Life to Death to Discovery,” the featured exhibit that will greet visitors entering the museum’s new Hall of Geological Wonders. The Hall will be open for sneak peaks on National Fossil Day, October 12.

The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 am to 5pm. General admission is $8 (adult), $6 (military or senior), $5 (student), and $4 (child aged 5 to 12). Children under five and Museum Association members are admitted free. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.sbcountymuseum.org.

The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities. If assistive listening devices or other auxiliary aids are needed in order to participate in museum exhibits or programs, requests should be made through Museum Visitor Services at least three business days prior to your visit. Visitor Services’ telephone number is 909-307-2669 ext. 229 or (TDD) 909-792-1462.

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