Fossil museum project

Inspired by the core themes of preservation, exploration and education, the Jean and Ric Edelman Fossil Park and Museum of Rowan University is a one-of-a-kind active fossil dig site that offers visitors the unique opportunity for hands-on discovery at a remarkable site of scientific wonder. This Mantua Township based world-class tourist destination contains thousands of fossils and provides a view into life in the Cretaceous Period 66 million years ago. Once a shallow ocean environment, then used for mining for over a century, the site is now a 4-acre quarry, encompassed by a 65-acre property, where citizen scientists can dig for fossils, alongside paleontologists. The museum boasts three main exhibits, a retail store and café, dino-themed playground, VR Chamber, live animals and more. All this will come in 2023.

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