The Aurora Fossil Museum is a non-profit (501-c3) museum dedicated to educating the public about the past geology and paleontology of North Carolina. In addition to permanent and rotating displays, the museum has two areas filled with fossil rich soils (donated by PCS Phosphate Corp.) where the visitor may collect fossils for free. Special Collections and Exhibits - The Aurora Fossil Museum features a permanent collection of fossils uncovered in the process of mining phosphate in eastern Beaufort County, NC. The sharks teeth and other fossils reveal many facts about the geological history of this area. Archeology displays show the prehistory of the America's in murals as well a world class collection of artifacts. Murals provide an overview of the geology of North Carolina in the Miocene and Pliocene Ages. A satellite building features permanent fossil displays depicting a timeline of earth as well as an outstanding display of gems and minerals.
Hours of Operation and Special Fees
FREE! Ample FREE parking for buses and tour groups.Local resturants or bring a picnic to our gazebo.
HOURS: Open year round Monday through Saturday-9.00am - 4:30pm. Sunday hours: 12:30-4:30. Closed New Year, Christmas and Thanksgiving. Open other times by appointment. We welcome school and civic organizations. Groups of more than 10 are encouraged to call ahead for an appointment.