The Muskegon Museum of History & Science is thrilled to announce a series of events featuring the renowned Paleo Joe, a celebrated paleontologist known for bringing the ancient world to life. Join us for our Fossil Prep Days and exclusive educational sessions, designed for both the public and school groups.


Fossil Prep Days

Dive into the fascinating world of paleontology on Fossil Prep Days. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to watch Paleo Joe in action as he meticulously cleans and prepares fossils for an upcoming exhibit. These sessions are not only a chance to see paleontology up close but also to interact with Paleo Joe by asking questions about his work and discoveries. 


Mark your calendars for the following dates:

  • July 26, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • August 30, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • September 28, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • December 21, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Special Presentation

On September 28, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, join Paleo Joe for an enlightening presentation at the museum. This event will provide insights into his latest work and discoveries in the field of paleontology. Don't miss this chance to learn from one of the most passionate experts in the field.


Educational Opportunities for Schools

On October 16 and November 22, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, teachers are invited to schedule a visit for their students (grades 2 and up) to meet Paleo Joe. These interactive sessions are designed to inspire and educate young minds about dinosaurs and the exciting career of a paleontologist.


Please note that RSVPs are required for the October and November school programs, as well as the September 28 lecture. Visit our website calendar for more information and to register. These events are free for Muskegon County residents and museum members. The cost for these events is $5 for non-residents.


Don't miss this extraordinary series of events that promise to deepen your understanding of our planet's prehistoric past. Whether you're a student, educator, or simply a dinosaur enthusiast, there's something for everyone at the museum this season.