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ETSU Gray Fossil Site & Hands On Discovery Center


Welcome to the ETSU Gray Fossil Site & Museum! Together with our partner, the Hands On! Discovery Center, we are a dynamic hub for science and education in northeastern Tennessee. The world-class paleontological site in our backyard preserves a one-of-a-kind window into the Appalachian Highlands five million years ago and makes our museum an invaluable resource for paleontology research and education.

Hands On! Discovery Center is an all-ages science center offering fun interactive programs and experiences that include immersive interactive exhibits, a musical Tesla coil, giant building blocks, a 3-story Paleo Tower, and an art studio. Guests are invited to engineer a rocket, create a masterpiece, and uncover something new.