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EllaS

Newbe looking for kid-friendly fossil hunting sites near Boston

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EllaS

Hi all

 

I'm an old-time fossil fan new to the US. I've had my share of luck hunting fossils in Israel (ammonites, shells etc), and am now based in Boston with kids who have a good eye and need to learn to search. 

Can anyone recommend a good, legal fossil hunting site in the area (up to ~2 hour ride)? I'd be most keen for trilobites, since there are none to be found in Israel, but would welcome anything that's kid-friendly (i.e. strolling/sifting rather than shale digging).

 

Thanks!

Ella

 

 

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Pagurus

Welcome from central Massachusetts. I agree with everything Tim (Fossildude19) said. If you haven't already been there, the Harvard Museum of Natural History in Cambridge is an interesting place to visit. My 4-year old grandson enjoyed it a few months ago. 

 

Mike

 :Welcome-crab:

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EllaS

Thank you both for the fast and informative responses!

It seems like we'll indeed need to postpone the kids' first hunt, then. 

We'll check out the museums for now.

Thanks again!

 

Ella

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jpc

Welcome from a native of Lexington.  There have been trilobites found in Braintree, but I believe they were found well underground during construction of, maybe, the T.  No surface trilobites in the area.  The VT trilobites are way up north, past Burlington, closer to 5 hours away from Boston. 

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