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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
Paleo Exhibit Hall
Fossil & Artifact ID Night
Fossil & Artifact ID Night
Gray Fossil Site & Museum

For the most up-to-date hours and information, please contact Gray Fossil Site & Museum directly.


1212 Suncrest Drive
Gray, TN 37615


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Admission Rates

Admission is included with admission to Hands On! Discovery Center

$11.00 ages 4 and up
0-3 are free
Tesla Experience Shows & Guided Paleo Tours are $2 each (optional)


Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 1pm-5pm
Monday 10am-5pm (during March, June & July)
Dates Closed
Major holidays

Payment Methods Accepted

  • AMEX
  • Cash
  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Discounts Given

  • Senior Citizen Discount
  • Other Discounts
  • Active Military
  • AARP Discount
  • Group Discount
  • Military Discount
  • AAA Discount
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