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Fossil Discovery Center

19450 Avenue 21 1/2, Chowchilla, CA 93610-9691
+1 559-665-7107
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Amazing Displays

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

Reviewed 10 November 2017
rmoore2017
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Chowchilla, California
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 2 April 2017
ScottWHF
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Avila Beach, California
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good49%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
1 Apr 2017
“Good time and very educational ”
9 Nov 2017
“Amazing Displays”
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19450 Avenue 21 1/2, Chowchilla, CA 93610-9691
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+1 559-665-7107
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

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

Thank rmoore2017
Reviewed 2 April 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 2 September 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 24 August 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 26 May 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 27 November 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 10 November 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
Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

Took my Grandchildren (5/7 years old) yesterday, great time. Docents and staff very helpful and accommodating. Informative displays and intro video for self guided tour. Kids loved the outside pond/marsh exhibit. Definitely will go back.

Thank Leighton G
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Did you know that Dinosaur's live in the soils beneath the Fairmead landfill? Well they do and when the landfill was being built they were discovered and there is a lot of them. So directly across the street from the landfill the Fossil Discovery Center...More

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Can't really give an honest rating of this place since we weren't able to see it. My husband drove back here from Fowler (45 minutes) because the billboards on the freeway made it looked like a cool place to visit. They neglected to note on...More

Thank Lady214
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