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Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 02:22 am

Bones and stones

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The Lincoln Orbit Earth Science Society presents the Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show in the Illinois Building at the state fairgrounds this weekend. Enter a world of all things stony and bony. The show features the skulls of Jane the T-Rex and Homer the Triceratops, a traveling exhibit from the Burpee Museum of Natural History, Rockford. There’s also a special hands-on exhibit, Rockin’ and Rollin’ on the New Madrid Fault. All the regular demos and activities such as the kid fossil dig will entertain and teach about the wonders of the geosciences. Food will be available for purchase.

Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show
Saturday, Oct. 6, 10am-6pm
Sunday, Oct. 7, 10am-5pm
Illinois Building
Illinois State Fairgrounds
217-498-7713
$2 adults, $1 seniors,
free for scouts in uniform,
4-H groups and
children 12 and under

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