Jurassic Park at Tandon Annual Holiday Party

Open to the Public


Sponsored by the Department of Technology, Culture and Society, this end-of-the-year party of the New York Paleontological Society is open to all in the NYU Tandon Community. Come join us for a chance to see and learn about fossils from around the world — and you get to touch and handle them. From 400 million-year-old invertebrates to dinosaur and Ice Age mammal fossils, there will be a wide range of fossil exhibits to see, and people available to answer your questions about fossils and help identify any that you might have.

All attending will receive a fossil as a free door prize, as well as a chance to receive another fossil or book in our free door prize drawing.

There will also be free food and beverages, including many specialty foods and desserts, for those who register (see below). There will also be one or two brief talks on fossils, fossil collecting, and special exhibits (not too technical). There will be a “Fossil Information Scavenger Hunt” game - with a prize.

Many fossils will be available for purchase at minimal prices, and, for those more spectacular specimens, there will be a fossil auction at the end of the event. There will also be books and field guides for sale at below cost, on topics in natural history, geology, paleontology, nature and the environment. No purchase is necessary to enjoy the party.

There will also be some classic prehistoric creatures films for your viewing. And, if you know some youngsters under 12 years of age, they can participate in our free young people’s auction and other events for youngsters.

To register for free food, contact Donald Phillips at

About The New York Paleontological Society:
The New York Paleontological Society was founded in 1970 and incorporated as a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization primarily for educational purposes in paleontology, fossils and related sciences (geology, evolution, systematics, etc).