Open Sundays March 1st through Labor Day: noon - 4:30pm
The Aurora Fossil Museum, founded in 1976, is a nonprofit 501c(3) science education resource center. Our mission is to increase knowledge of the geology, paleontology, and prehistory of coastal North Carolina in an engaging and enjoyable manner. We accomplish this mission through exhibits, outreach programs, events, field studies, and involvement in the Annual Aurora Fossil Festival held on Memorial Day weekend.
From New Bern take 55-E to Grantsboro then 306-N to Aurora, NC Once in Aurora, follow the signs to the museum