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We want your entries for the 2019 National Fossil Day Art Contest!

Submit your artwork for the 2019 National Fossil Day Art Contest, presented by the Waco Mammoth National Monument. Sponsored annually by the National Park Service, this year's contest theme is “Extinct Giants and Survivors of the Last Ice Age.” Artwork can be a photograph, painting, sketch or drawing and must be original, authentic and unpublished. Entries must be submitted to the Waco Mammoth National Monument by September 20, 2019. Winners will be announced during the Monument's Fall Fossil Festival, and winning pieces will be entered into the national contest.

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Hours of Operation:

7 days a week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(Please support our preservation mission as access to the fossil bed inside the Dig Shelter is by guided tour only. Fee applies.)

On July 10, 2015, the President signed an Executive Order designating the Waco Mammoth National Monument! This prestigious honor was made possible through years of collaboration of the City of Waco, Baylor University, Waco Mammoth Foundation and the citizens of Waco. Waco Mammoth National Monument is the 408th unit of the National Park Service and 14th unit in Texas.

Waco Mammoth National Monument

Visit the Waco Mammoth National Monument on the National Parks Service website.

Waco Mammoth National Monument from WCCC.TV - City of Waco on Vimeo. (UPDATE: we are now open 7 days a week, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)