• Tuesday, Dec. 5-Sunday, Jan. 14 — Curious Coal. Celebrate Miner's Day by learning about the link between coal and fossils. Get an up close and personal look by examining coal specimens and core samples. Programs announced periodically throughout each day.
• Saturday, Jan. 6, 9:30 a.m.-noon — Old Rock Day Workshop. Ages 5-13. In honor of Old Rock Day, discover exactly what the difference is between geology and paleontology. Explore the differences between rocks and minerals, and then try out a rock and mineral hardness test while learning about Mohs Hardness Scale. Finally, make your very own pet rock. A healthy snack is included. Advanced Registration by Wednesday, Jan. 3: $10 for members, $13 for non-members. Registration at the door: $13 for members, $16 for non-members. Email registrations to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 423-434-4263, ext 808. Parents/guardians not permitted in the workshop.
• Tuesday, Jan. 16 - Sunday, Feb. 18 — Be Miocene. Learn more about local fossil specimens. Programs announced periodically throughout each day.
The museum will be closed Monday, Jan. 1, for New Year's Day and Monday, Jan. 15, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For more information, call 423-439-3662.