Prehistoric OC

This Saturday, October 13th, The OC Parks and The Dr. John D. Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Center in conjunction with Cal State University Fullerton will host “Prehistoric OC”.  This family event will have something for everyone.

Find out how the Orange County we know now was actually submerged under water over 70,000 years ago.  The coastline actually went through the city of Fullerton (somewhere between Rosecrans and Imperial Highway).  Many of the fossils and human artifacts on display are from local cities and parks.

During the event you will be able to interact with many of the scientists that work on the collection in and around Orange County.  The fossil prep lab will be open so visitors can see what paleontologists do.  Children will get hands on learning, creating their own fossils and drawing faces on prehistoric animals.

Photo Models: The Barone Children from Glitterful Felt Stories and OC Mom Blog

Want to see actual props and replicas from movies such as Jurassic Park?  A group of Hollywood set designers will be on hand to display such props and Jeeps from the movie.

And finally, get a behind the scenes look at how fossils and artifacts are preserved and stored.  It is quite amazing the amount of storage space needed to store a whale and other fossils for observation and display.

The event takes place at the Cooper Center at Ralph B. Clark Regional Park in Buena Park: 8800 Rosecrans Ave. from 11am – 3pm.

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