Aurora, North Carolina: Fossil Museum and Downtown Dig Pit

Known mostly for its shark fossils, this small museum incorporates a public dig pit across the street -- providing some of the museum exhibits.

Aurora Fossil Museum

400 Main St., Aurora, NC
Downtown, at the intersection of NC-1965/Main St. and 4th St. Museum on the north side, dig pit on the south side.
Museum hours vary; pit open daily dawn-dusk. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Fossil Museum and Downtown Dig Pit

This place is definitely worth a stop. It's free! And while we were there some kids found a giant meg tooth.

[Melissa J, 07/12/2021]
Aurora Fossil Museum

Learn about the giant white shark, Megalodon, and Dig the Past in the Fossil Park. The Aurora Fossil Museum is a North Carolina state attraction. Admission and dig are free!

[Cynthia Crane, 01/24/2021]

This small museum is notable for the public fossil dig pit across the street -- a source of some of the museum exhibits and an unusual sight in any downtown.

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