Natural History Museum - East Tennessee State University
Visitors to the museum can see exhibits of fossil remains ad even tour an active research lab. Children will enjoy the “Dig Pit” which allows them to explore for their own discoveries as well as interactive touch screens and simulators. The museum is best-known for its collection of fossils that were uncovered from the nearby Gray Fossil site which discovered in May 2000. These date back to the Miocene era )4 million years ago) and include a wide variety of prehistoric animals such as the shovel-tusked elephant, pot-bellied rhino, saber-tooth cat, and various species of alligator.