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Rocks, Fossils and More

Rocks, Fossils and More

Inquiry Room Investigation 

Explore fossils from the RMSC teaching collection. Learn how to tell the difference between rock categories and test out the properties of different minerals. Learn how rock formations and the fossil record can give us clues about the Earth’s history and geological events of the past.

**In-person capacity may be limited in compliance with public health guidelines in effect on the day of your visit. 

Explore our virtual Rocks, Fossils and More field trip program

Subjects: Earth Systems
Program Type: Inquiry Room Investigation
NYS Standards:

  • 3-LS4-1 Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago.
  • 4-ESS1-1 Identify evidence from patterns in rock formations and fossils in rock layers to support an explanation for changes in a landscape over time.
  • 5-PS1-3 Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties.

NGSS Keywords: Earth Systems.Life Sciences. Ecosystems


Where is it?

Museum & Science Center

When is it?

Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Start Date: 09/14/2020
End Date: 06/18/2021
Program Length: 50 min.
Earliest Start Time: 10am

Who Should Attend?

Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade
Maximum Attendence: 25

How Much Does It Cost?

Cost: Museum Group Admission: $8 per person; PLUS: $3 additional per person program charge; 1 free adult with every 5 students; RMSC Member Adults free
Minimum Student Charge: $15

How To Book?

Call: 585.697.1942
Reservation Timeframe: 3 Wks

Need More Information?

Name: Member & Visitor Services
Phone: 585.697.1942


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