- 1:00 – 4:00. Numerous tables with paleontologists showcasing great Alabama fossils. At least one table will give away a free fossil per person.
- 1:30 – 2:00: Book presentation Ancient Life in Alabama: The Fossils, the Finders, and Why It Matters by Dr. Bill Deutsch
- 2:30 – 3:15: Keynote talk. Did mosasaurs drink freshwater? A new study of the fiercest predators in Alabama’s ancient oceans by Dr. Becky Totten
- 3:30 – 4:00: Presentation Alabama Avocational Paleontologist Award by Dr. Adiel Klompmaker
Date and Time
National Fossil Day is being held on October 15, 2022 from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm.
National Fossil Day is FREE!
The museum is located in Smith Hall on the University of Alabama campus. The street address is 427 Sixth Avenue, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487.
Check out our Directions page for step-by-step directions and parking and public transit info.
From Birmingham: Take Interstate 20/59 S to Tuscaloosa exit 73, McFarland Blvd. Head West on McFarland Blvd toward the University of Alabama. Exit right onto University Blvd. Follow University Blvd to Hackberry Lane. Make a right onto Hackberry Lane and turn into the second parking lot on your left behind Smith Hall (yellow brick building).
From Montgomery: Take Hwy 82 W to Tuscaloosa. Exit right onto University Blvd. Follow University Blvd to Hackberry Lane. Make a right onto Hackberry Lane and turn into the second parking lot on your left behind Smith Hall (yellow brick building).
There are five dedicated visitor parking spaces in the lot behind Smith Hall that can be accessed from Hackberry Drive. Upon arrival, once you pay for admission, you will receive a parking pass receipt that will entitle you to free parking in our museum visitor parking spaces. In addition, there is a parking deck located at Campus Drive and Hackberry Lane. The cost for visitor parking in the deck is $1 for the first hour and $2 for each additional hour. To reach the parking deck, take Hackberry Lane to Campus Drive East, and the parking deck is on the right.
The Tuscaloosa Trolley runs from the city’s downtown parking deck to campus.
Visit the Tuscaloosa Transit Authority website to find the downtown deck and a map of the trolley’s University Shuttle Route.