National Fossil Day Celebrated All This Week at Ste. Genevieve Museum Learning Center

(Ste. Genevieve) The Ste. Genevieve Museum Learning Center is hosting activities all this week to celebrate National Fossil Day. On Wednesday, the Missouri State Dinosaur Fossil will be celebrated as a special speaker will be on hand to tell the story on how this Show-Me State dinosaur was found.

Guy Darrough is the curator of the museum learning center and he was the first to find Missouri’s dinosaur in Bollinger County.

He found a juvenile Parrosaurus Missouriensis and it’s on display at the museum.

Darrough recently gave Regional Radio a tour of the museum learning center.

He describes just one of the many items visitors can check out.

And many different types of finds from Missouri are on display too.

On Thursday, the museum learning center will have story time, coloring and learning activities for young children.

Then on Saturday, you can watch a scientist work on the actual bones of the Missouri State Dinosaur in the museum’s lab.

The Ste. Genevieve Museum Learning Center is housed downtown, inside the historic Koetting Building located at 360 Market Street.

They are open seven days a week from 10 until 5.

Admission is $10 dollars for adults, $8 for seniors 62 and above, active and retired military and first responders.

It’s $5 for children in kindergarten through the 12th grade and children 4 and under get in for free.