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Aurora Fossil Museum

Aurora, NC
+1 252-322-4238
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Fun for the family, and best of all, it's free!

This small town is the site of a posphate mining operation which digs up the bottom of the river... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
62barb53
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Greenville, North Carolina
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I was born and raised in the small city of Aurora. When I first learned of the Aurora fossil Museum... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ric O
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Burbank, CA, United States
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This museum offers a substantial collection of fossils.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“shark teeth” (27 reviews)
“fossil museum” (14 reviews)
“gift shop” (8 reviews)
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Aurora, NC
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+1 252-322-4238
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small town is the site of a posphate mining operation which digs up the bottom of the river, and removes the minerals. The river bottom is filled with fossils, fossilized shark teeth from about 5 million years ago. They bring in truck loads of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was born and raised in the small city of Aurora. When I first learned of the Aurora fossil Museum I didn't really think anything of it. Then one day on a whim I decided to go see what everybody was talking about and was...More

Thank Ric O
Reviewed 14 August 2017

The Museum is great however the Fossil farm/dig was lacking a little when we were there, The dirt is hauled or trucked in and dumped there. We did find a few sharks teeth and other smaller things but we left thinking that the dirt has...More

1  Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed 23 July 2017

I have been here so many times over the years, that I no longer need to go inside! The museum is small, but educates the visitor on different types of fossils, shark’s teeth, and even some ancient Native American tribes from the area. There are...More

Thank Lori J
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Drove about 30 miles off course to visit this museum and we were not disappointed. In addition to the museum, there are several piles of dirt trucked in from a nearby quarry regularly and are full of fossils. The museum and the privilege to dig...More

Thank Carrie28970
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We decided to check out the fossil museum yesterday and had such a fun day. First we stopped inside the actual museum which had vast displays of fossilized shark teeth and even had a section in the back with Native American and Mayan artifacts. It...More

Thank Seraphita2013
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Great for all ages! The museum has coastal findings and info of the North Carolina coast on one side of the street and Geological museum on opposite side that shows gems, rocks and fossils locally and globally as well. My 9 year old loves geology...More

Thank Janene M
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Free museum, but after you have so much fun you will leave a donation. The displays are beautiful. I love how they displayed the shark teeth so you know where the teeth you find fit in the mouth. The people who work here are amazing....More

Thank michelle w
Reviewed 22 March 2017

If you have a small boy who loves dinosaurs, then DO visit the Aurora Fossil Museum. He WILL find fossil sharks teeth in the "dig your own" dirt pile in front of the museum, where fresh truckloads of dirt from the nearby fossil-rich deposits are...More

Thank WhitfieldObserver
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Absolutely hands down one of the best attractions to visit over and over. It's fun for kids of all ages from 3 to 93. If you are remotely interested in past sea creatures or digging for fossils this is a must see! You can literally...More

Thank 46eugeniaw
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Kathleen D
2 June 2017|
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Response from winsomelosesum | Reviewed this property |
This may be a late response but from Rodanthe, you could drive back to Manteo and then head toward Bath, NC. There is a ferry from Bath to aurora. You can check the ferry schedules on NC Ferry System website. Note that... More
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CincySnowbird
25 February 2017|
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Response from winsomelosesum | Reviewed this property |
they deliver fresh material twice a year. If you call the museum, they can give you more details on when it was turned over and when it will be replaced
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