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Fossil Discovery Center

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A nice little local gem

If you live in the Fresno area and you like museums with fossils or like the animals from the ice... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2018
Fresno, California
via mobile
Good time and very educational

Had a great time with the family. I thought it's a great place to visit and make a nice little trip... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2017
Avila Beach, California
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19450 Avenue 21 1/2, Chowchilla, CA 93610-9691
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

A few months ago, I bought a Groupon for $14 for 4 adults to the Fossil Discovery Center. Just before the expiration, I took my family to the center to check out the place. We enjoyed ourselves immensely. There is a great little documentary video...More

Thank melrox3
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

If you live in the Fresno area and you like museums with fossils or like the animals from the ice age this is a nice little museum for you to visit. While it may take from a little over an hour to even less than...More

Thank darkfalcon500
Reviewed July 8, 2018

Great place to visit with family, showcases local fossil dig, great information, easy to get to off the freeway, plan at least 1 hour to tour facility.

Thank ncallsen
Reviewed November 9, 2017

A very unique experience. It is very educational for all levels. Staff is very knowledgeable and helpful.

Thank rmoore2017
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

Had a great time with the family. I thought it's a great place to visit and make a nice little trip out of. Very friendly staff. Great sights and knowledge there. My favorite was the bear. Massive animal. Great to see what use to live...More

Thank ScottWHF
Reviewed September 2, 2016

We went there for a tour,got to see different kinds of bones of animals that lived before humans,got to see a movie,see a pond that has fish,frogs,turtles in it

Thank Holly C
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Chowchilla doesn't offer much for entertainment, but we were so impressed by the Fossil Discovery Center. Although it doesn't house the biggest collection, it is very well done. The exhibits provide just enough information to capture your attention and leave you with some new knowledge...More

Thank Julie F
Reviewed May 25, 2016

Spent a Saturday afternoon at the Fossil Discovery Center with a Sunday school class. We all had a lot of fun "digging" for fossils and learning about the unique creatures that used to inhabit the central valley. Our guide, Dillon, was outstanding, very knowledgeable. He...More

Thank Tim B
Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Kids were bored driving back to southern California so googled things to do and found this place. Reasonable prices though I don't think we should have to pay extra for the "fossil" dig. The staff was very personable, funny and friendly. There were a few...More

2  Thank Brandi M
Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

Very interesting my son liked it. I didn't see much dinosaurs if your coming for them. It was a mammal museum of the ones that were discovered right in the Same area. Museum was cool, the tour was rushed. I felt the guide a little...More

1  Thank Mony C
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