Celebrate Our Geologic Heritage

During 2020 we celebrate the 11th Anniversary of National Fossil Day!  Join paleontologists, educators, and students in fossil-related events and activities across the country in parks, classrooms, and online during National Fossil Day.  National Fossil Day is an annual celebration held to highlight the scientific and educational value of paleontology and the importance of preserving fossils for future generations.

Next National Fossil Day is
Wednesday October 14, 2020

National Fossil Day artwork with permian reef illustration

Official NFD 2020 Artwork

Celebrate National Fossil Day 2020 with this year's official artwork featuring a rich diversity of Permian marine fossils.

drawing of a turtle-like fossil

2020 Art Contest Announced

This year's contest theme is, "Life of the Paleozoic Oceans!"

a fossilized tree stump standing on the edge of a cliff looking out onto a green valley.

Photogrammetry—Fossils in 3D!

Learn how the NPS is using 3D models to study and protect fossils!

Last updated: February 26, 2020