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Two Adult, Student, or Senior Admissions to Fossil Discovery Center (Up to 50% Off)

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Highlights

See teeth marks from dire wolves, remains from giant sloths and saber-toothed cats, and a replica skeleton of a 13-foot Columbian mammoth

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Katie
1 ratings1 reviews
January 10, 2020
Love it
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Cecil
1 ratings1 reviews
January 7, 2020
Small but charming. Definitely worth the visit. Don’t miss the Dino dig
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Ben
1 ratings1 reviews
January 4, 2020
This is a hidden gem. The kids had a great time digging for fossils and learning about the prehistoric species that lived in the area. The staff was also very friendly.
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What You'll Get

  • Adults aged 18 and over
  • Seniors aged 65 and over
  • Free admission for kids 3 and under

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Kids 3 and under are admitted for free. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 90 days. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Fossil Discovery Center

The Fossil Discovery Center, presented in partnership with the San Joaquin Valley Paleontology Foundation, transports visitors nearly 700,000 years into the past to the site of one of the largest middle-Pleistocene fossil excavations in North America. Discovered in 1993, the site now sits adjacent to the Fairmead Landfill in Madera County, just within view of the foothills where rivers once carried the bones down into the valley.

  • Permanent mainstay: The main exhibit showcases the many species discovered at the site, including saber-toothed cats, horses, camels, giant sloths, and (now-extinct) antelope.
  • Eye catcher: a 13-foot-tall replica of a Columbian mammoth paired with a 12-foot-tall short-faced bear

Fossil Discovery Center

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