Fossil Show set for Cypress Gardens

  • Thursday, January 30, 2014

Cypress Gardens’ Winter Fossil Show is set to kicks off new year of exciting, family-friendly events.

The show will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15.

Coastal South Carolina’s lively prehistoric past makes the Lowcountry a mecca for shark teeth, whale, mastodon, camel, giant sloth, sea urchin and primitive horse fossils. Each year, the Winter Fossil Show attracts guests of all ages interested in viewing specimens from both amateur collectors and paleontologists who share their unique and intriguing findings.

Displays of local fossils and even some exotic fossil material will be on-hand to be viewed and explored.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own finds and have them analyzed by experts, who will be available to help with identification. Children can participate in a fossil dig, and door prizes will be awarded every hour.

Lunch will be available for purchase.

The Fossil Show is free with paid admission to Cypress Gardens ($10 adult, $9 Senior, $5 child 6 to 12 years of age). Berkeley County residents will be admitted free from 9 a.m. until 12 Noon with a photo ID.

Call (843) 553-0515 or visit www.cypressgardens.info.

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