Prehistoric California ~ Opening
Sept. 14 - Feb. 2, 2014
Opening September 14 is the newest exhibit at the
California Oil Museum, titled Prehistoric California.
This exhibit will enthrall audiences with fossils and
history from California’s ancient days, when larger than
life animals covered the land. Visitors will be able to
view the skulls of some the most famous mega fauna such
as the saber tooth cat, dire wolf, a prehistoric camel,
horse and the formidable Harlan’s ground sloth. Other
mammals and marine fossils from the Miocene and
Pleistocene will also be on display. The specimens on
display are borrowed from the Natural History Museum of
Los Angeles, the Page Museum (La Brea Tar Pits) and
Santa Barbara City College.
Opening day will be a fun family adventure with tables
of prehistoric fossils on display and demonstrations
offered for the junior paleontologist. Activities
include: a fossil dig in our Museum courtyard, the
chance to make your own fossil, touch tables, games and
Activities on Saturday, September 14th will start at
10am and go until 4pm. Admission is $4 adults, $3
seniors, $1 students (6-18), under 5 is free.
This exhibit will run until February 2, 2014. Field
trips and fossil workshops are offered in conjunction to
the exhibit and during the school year. Contact Bonnie
Walters, Museum Educator, 805-933-0076 Ext.292, email@example.com
to sign up your class for a field trip.
For more information about the museum call 805-933-0076.