Fossil Fest's theme, "What's in your Backyard? Cretaceous Sea!," seeks to explore and answer that question by focusing on the geologic history of Texas as told by the rock layers beneath our feet and the fossils they contain.
- Show Spotlight: Cretaceous Sea!
- Guest Speaker: "Fossils Talk - Hear their Stories"
- Fossil Identifications
- Meet a Scientist: Opportunity to interact one-on-one with UT scientists, science educators and amateur/avocational paleontologists — hands-on learning & demos and questions & answers
- "Paleo Passport" educational quest for students
- Hands-on Fossil Touch Table and Microscope
- Exhibits: See what fossil collectors find in Texas
- Fossil collection: Start yours at the Wheel of Fossils & Dig Pit
- Fossils / Minerals / Jewelry / Books / Unique Gifts / Toys / more
- Hourly and Grand Door Prizes
- On-premise snack bar