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Believed to have formed when an underground limestone cave collapsed and created a sinkhole, this vast fossil deposit includes hundreds of plant and animal fossils including: saber tooth cat, alligator, tapir, rhinoceros, short-faced bear, red panda, and 10-ton mastodon.

Visitors can visit Hands On! Discovery center to participate in a program, tour the exhibits, get an up-close view of the dig site (active May-October, weather permitting) and watch workers in the on-site research laboratory as they sort and reconstruct recent fossil finds.

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Paleo Exhibit Hall
Gray Fossil Site

1212 Suncrest Drive
Gray, TN 37615

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Admission Rates
Admission is included with admission to Hands On! Discovery Center

$10.00 ages 4 and up
0-3 are free

$3 Tesla Experience Shows additional
$3 Paleo Tours additional
Dates Closed
Major holidays
Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 1pm-5pm

Additions hours during March, June, July & August:
Monday 9am-5pm
Discounts Offered
  • Senior Citizen Discount
  • Other Discounts
  • Active Military
  • AARP Discount
  • Group Discount
  • Military Discount
  • AAA Discount
Payment Methods Accepted
  • AMEX
  • Cash
  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
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