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Educational Websites

What is a fossil? How are fossils formed? The BBC website offers clear answers to these questions with diagrams, photos and videos. 

Understanding Evolution - this site was created by the University of California Museum of Paleontology. It's the number one online resource about evolution, including teaching materials and a free course. 

Want to learn more about trilobites? Visit 

The Fossil Forum - The leading discussion group for fossil enthusiasts.

For one of the best sources of infomation about minerals, go to this comprehensive website - (Also, you can find information from The Mineral and Gemstone Kingdom)

Visit this site for great multimedia content on petrified wood -  Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona


Natural History Museums

The Royal Tyrrell Museum near Drumheller, Alberta is Canada's Dinosaur Museum.

One of Canada' top natural history museums is located in Toronto! It has wonderful geology and paleontology exhibits - Visit the Royal Ontario Museum.

Check out the the ROM's newest fossil exhibit, the Dawn of Life.

The Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa has many fabulous exhibits. The permanent Fossil Gallery has over 30 complete skeletons from the Cretaceous, the last Age of Dinosaurs. 

The Field Museum in Chicago is home of the famous Sue the T-rex, a huge, 90% complete skeleton.

The American Museum of Natural History in New York is has some spectacular dinosaur exhibits, including The Titanosaur where you can see a monstrous, 122 foot long dinosaur skeleton! Also check out dinosaur nests, eggs, and babies, dinosaur feathers, dinosaur brains and much more at the Dinosaurs Among Us exhibit. 

Be sure to visit the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History if you are in Washington D.C. Please note that the National Fossil Hall is closed for renovations until 2019.