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Aurora Fossil Museum

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Address: Aurora, NC
Phone Number: +1 252-322-4238
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This museum offers a substantial collection of fossils.

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We had a lovely time at this great little Museum. My 13 year old and ten year old absolutely loved digging in the dirt for fossils. The exhibitions were both entertaining and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely time at this great little Museum. My 13 year old and ten year old absolutely loved digging in the dirt for fossils. The exhibitions were both entertaining and educational for being in such a small Museum. The staff were exceptionally friendly. The admission is free which simply encourages me to spend even more in their nice... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We had a great time wandering through the museum and then digging for fossils across the street. We couldn't stay long but managed to score some nice finds. Small shark teeth were numerous and easy to find. Also found many other interesting fossils including urchin spines and shark vertebrates

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Thank Bob S
Winterville, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We had the best time at the Aurora Fossil Museum. They have lots of cool artifacts on display and the fossil dig is so much fun. Bring shovels, sifters, etc. You can also buy these items in the gift shop and they will give you a zip lock bag for free. No admission fee, but I highly recommend giving them... More 

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Thank ecujamie
Lewistown, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Aurora is one of those small Southern towns that has seen better days. However, the residents there ought to be proud of their history, especially the museum and fossil pit. It's really quite impressive for someplace in the middle of nowhere. (Do take the local ferry, either coming or going - or both.) We spent about an hour "digging" and... More 

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Thank AuntieLinda2014
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Older town setting, we got there later in the day and only hit the main museum which is small you should be in and out 20-30 minutes. Prices in the shop are very reasonable. Across the street are 2 big piles for the kids to sift through to find their own fossils, consist mostly of shark teeth but you can... More 

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Thank Joel M
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

The Auora Fossil Museum is a hidden treasure off the beaten path, but we'll worth the visit. Staff members at the museum are extremely kind and very helpful. The museum itself has a beautiful collection of fossilized shark teeth from the local mine and although the museum is a bit dated in their display techniques, there is a lot to... More 

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We loved the museum and especially finding our own fossils across the street! The staff was friendly and helpful. Bring some sunscreen and bug spray if you visit in the hot summer if you plan on digging for your own fossils, it is very hot!

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Thank campm0m
Fairbanks, Alaska
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Let me start by saying you need to temper your expectations with a bit of reality when it comes to the Aurora Fossil Museum. It is not the Smithsonian, but it deserves five stars all the same. This is a great museum in a very interesting part of North Carolina. The museum itself is small, but has some very nice... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

If you are afraid of sharks, don't go! Otherwise, this is a great little museum for families, and the outdoor fossil digging areas were large enough to accommodate everyone. Because it was very hot, we all gravitated to the shade, and having brought a beach umbrella, we were treated to even more shade for our digging. It is easy to... More 

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Thank JEBETravel
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We had a great day at the museum. Lots of fun, and great staff! Found lots of sharks teeth. The kids enjoyed the museum, but loved getting their hands dirty in the fossil dig. Bring a picnic, they have a great lil area to eat. There's a ferry a few miles away, if you're feeling adventurous. Enjoy the small town... More 

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