The Rankin Museum will be holding a Fossil Fair September 27, 2014 from 9:00am till 4:00pm. Students ages preschool to 16 can sign up for a fossil dig. The North Carolina Fossil Club will be exhibiting their fossil finds and answering questions. The museum and dig is free of charge, but students must call and sign up for one of the four dig times. The event is sponsored by the Dewitt Foundation. Call (910) 652 – 6378 to sign up.
The museum will be hosting Museum Day Live Saturday September 27, 2014. Just go to Smithsonian Museum Day Live and print a ticket off to enter the museum free of charge, or show us your ticket on your smart phone. The NC Fossil Club will be exhibiting their fossil finds, and students will be digging fossils that day. Check the events calendar for details on the fossil dig and fair.
The Rankin Museum will be having a Geology Dig Saturday July 19, 2014. Students ages 4 to 16 can sign up for one of the four workshops to be held at: 8:00am 9:00am 10:00am and 11:00am. The students will travel through three stations and a dig where they will learn about the three ways in which rocks are formed. When they finish the workshops they will have a completed rock collection and a bag of beautiful gemstones to take home. First come first served, so register early at (910) 652 – 6378. Admission is free and sponsored by the Rockingham Rotary Club. Limited to 80 students.
* If you would like to hear more about the museum we have been featured on WRAL Channel 5 Raleigh, N.C. Tarheel Traveler and North Carolina Now on Channel 4 PBS Raleigh, N.C.Look for August 23, 2013 airing.