McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture
1327 Circle Park Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996
Free Archaeology and Fossil Day Activities Hosted at UT's McClung Museum October 13: In celebration of International Archaeology Day and National Fossil Day, the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the Archaeological Institute of America, East Tennessee Society, will host free activities on Sunday, October 13 from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the museum. Community members are invited to learn about the many sides of archaeology and paleontology through a variety of activities, including object identifications, family and children activities, and presentations of research being done at the University of Tennessee. Visitors may bring in artifacts, animal bones, and fossils to be identified by University of Tennessee experts. There will be several archaeology and fossil-related activities for children, including a make-and-take activity. Families and members of the public will have the opportunity to learn more about UT archaeological projects around the world at displays manned by University staff and students. Finally, University professors and graduate students will be on hand to answer questions about archaeology and paleontology. The museum is located at 1327 Circle Park Drive on the University of Tennessee campus. The museum is open Monday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 pm. Free two-hour museum parking passes are available from the parking information building at the entrace to Circle Park Drive on the weekdays. Parking passes are not needed on the weekends. For more information about the McClung Museum and its collections and exhibits, visit http://mcclungmuseum.utk.edu. For more information about the East Tennessee AIA, visit http://web.utk.edu/~anthrop/aiua.html. For more information on this event, please contact Catherine Shteynberg (865-974-6921, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Erin Darby (865-974-6977, email@example.com).