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Everyone enjoyed the wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres fund-raising event that raised operating funds for the Fossil Discovery Center on Thursday, January 20th. Co-sponsored by the Madera Vintners Association and Valley Pistachio at the Fossil Discovery Center. The San Joaquin Valley Paleontology Foundation would like to thank all those who participated.
After 17 years in the making the Fossil Discovery Center of Madera County celebrated its grand opening on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 on National Fossil Day
There was a ribbon cutting ceremony in the morning and 250 people attend the event. Paleontologists, politicians and people celebrated the Grand Opening activities.
In the evening a reception hosted 300 people with food, drink and fossil tours. The public was invited to both events.
Paleontologists were seen preparing a 700,000 year old Columbian Mammoth tusk and a 65 million year old Mosasaur fossil.
15,000 fossils have been recovered from the Fairmead site to date and there is twenty more years of active digging planned.
The Discovery Center is across the street from the largest deposit of fossils on the West Coast.
The Fossil Discover Center of Madera County will be open Tuesdays through Sundays, 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Closed Mondays).