New Fossil Hunts - Step Back 313 Million Years
Every kid leaves with a fossil - four kids have found museum-quality pieces
September 18 and October 9, two sessions at 9am and 1pm
Union Chapel Mine, one of the top three Coal-Age fossil sites in the world!
Meet at the Wal-Mart parking lot in Sumiton
The site has recently been turned exposing new fossils
$10 members/$20 non-members/$7.50 kids 12-5/ five and under free
Membership $25 ind./$40 family - save money on all of our programs!


Scientists from all over the world have sought fossils at this site, with special permission, you and your friends and family can join in the search for fossils rarer than dinosaur bones. 

Fresh Air Family's paleontologist, Carl Sloan, will tell you about the site, show you what to look for, help you find it and evaluate what you find. A great day for adults, kids and families.

Sign up now, slots fill up fast!  


Registration required at or 205-540-6642. Wear long pants and good shoes as it is rough terrain. Bring a box with newspaper or rags to take home your delicate finds! Sunscreen and water are essential in this full sun environment. Weather: Slippery conditions or rain will cancel this event.

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