Identifying and Collecting Fossils with Brent Ashcraft



1pm-3pm: Bring your rocks, fossils, and finds for fossil ID with Brent Ashcraft


Bring your questions about fossil collecting or talk with Ashcraft about these fossil collecting topics: Where do you get fossils? Finding & trading fossils, cataloging & labeling, the importance of provenance and data, cleaning specimens, how to organize specimens in your collection, and storing and displaying collections.


12:00 pm – 4:00pm:  Come see fossils of dinosaurs, plants, ocean life, shells, and more! Learn about the Missouri Dinosaur Discovery. Our museum pays honor to the Missouri Dinosaur, Hypsibema missouriensis, in our Missouri Dinosaur Discovery exhibit. We invite you to explore Missouri’s rich fossil record with us.


12:00 pm – 4:00pm: Fun children’s activities include a children’s dinosaur dig, fossil dig, fossil scavenger hunt with local fossil prize, and other fossil related activities. Children can submit their prehistoric artwork to be included in a temporary art display. All submissions will be posted to our Facebook page. Please include your name, age, and city and state of residence on the back of your submission.


Bring your fossils or come see our fossils and help us celebrate National Fossil Day , 2021.

Bollinger County Museum of Natural History is located at 209 Mayfield Drive in Marble Hill, MO.


Regular admission to the museum will apply.

Museum admission: Adults $5 each and 17 years and under $2 each


Museum hours: 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Fossil identification and fossil collecting with Brent Ashcraft: 1:00 pm -3:00pm