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Aquarium of Niagara, Penn Dixie team up


Fri, Jun 24th 2016 03:55 pm

On Saturday, the Aquarium of Niagara will team up with Penn Dixie to bring aquarium visitors a one-of-a-kind fossil dig - where participants get to dig for fossils!

There will be two digs (at 10 a.m. and noon). The sessions are free with paid admission.

"The aquarium partners with many different places trying to bring our visitors unique experiences. These fossil digs with Penn Dixie is one of my favorites," education curator Sarah Courtney said. "Penn Dixie is ranked No. 1 in a scientific study as a global treasure for thousands and thousands of fossils, and we think an hour of fossil digging ties in beautifully with the aquarium's mission to promote education and conservation."

Courtney added, "Penn Dixie is a treasure trove of fossils from a shallow ocean environment that existed 380 million years ago, and we want to show our visitors all the wonders in Western New York. To keep the idea fresh in peoples' minds, everyone who participates goes home with a free souvenir."

This dig is free with paid admission, but only a limited number can participate. Book your place today. Call 716-285-3575.

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