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Aurora Fossil Museum

Aurora, NC
+1 252-322-4238
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Fun for the whole family.

I have been here so many times over the years, that I no longer need to go inside! The museum is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lori J
Swansboro, North Carolina
Great Museum and more!

Drove about 30 miles off course to visit this museum and we were not disappointed. In addition to... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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This museum offers a substantial collection of fossils.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Aurora, NC
+1 252-322-4238
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 15 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 21 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 16 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
Reviewed 15 March 2017

My son and I loved this museum. It had an amazing display of fossils and exhibits. The staff was incredible and so knowledgeable about fossils of the area and took pride in the museum. They even have a pit to dig for real fossils which...More

1  Thank RenandIssey
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Given the size of Aurora, it's astounding that a museum (actually 2) of this caliber exists. Clearly the town and many locals take pride in the artifacts so close at hand. If you're going to dig in the pits across the street from the museum,...More

Thank winsomelosesum
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely time at this great little Museum. My 13 year old and ten year old absolutely loved digging in the dirt for fossils. The exhibitions were both entertaining and educational for being in such a small Museum. The staff were exceptionally friendly....More

Thank david r
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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
24 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