Aurora Fossil Museum

Aurora Fossil Museum
400 Main Street
252-322-4238

The Aurora Fossil Museum, founded in 1976, is a non-profit fossil education resource center. Our museum's mission is to increase knowledge of the geology and paleontology of the coastal plains of North Carolina. We accomplish this task through exhibits, outreach programs and field studies. Our own fossil pile, afffectionately dubbed the 'Pit of the Pungo', is an unlimited source of Miocene age fossils donated by our local phosphate mine. In these fossil rich soils, one may find the remains of ancient sharks, whales, bony fish, corals, shells and other invertebrates. Our staff will willingly provide personal assistance and other resources to help you identify your finds. Bring a garden trowel or sifter and plastic bags, spend the day collecting with us, and take home a piece of the past.

Aurora Fossil Museum Mailing address:

P.O. Box:352
Aurora, NC 27806


Recent News

2015 National Fossil Day - October 10, 2015

Come celebrate with us! Fossil Displays Scanvenger Hunt  North Carolina Fossil Club Fossil Talks Special Friends of the Aurora Fossil Museum Learn how to do the "Pungo Crawl!" Meet a Paleontologist Date: October 10, 2015 Time: 9:30am to…

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