Educator-Led ProgramsFossil Casting

*Now available in French/Maintenant disponible en français!*

In this popular program, each student creates a replica of a Museum fossil to take home - complete with details about the fossil's age and where it was found. Participants also learn how moulds and casts are made at the Museum, and get "hands-on" with some real fossils. Students in grades 5 - 12 examine the chemical reaction involved in the casting process.

Allergy Alert: latex moulds are used in the making of the casts.

Download a PDF of Cast Painting Instructions here.

Moulage de fossile

Dans ce programme très populaire, chaque étudiant fabrique un moulage d'un fossile du Musée qu’il ou elle rapportera à la maison – incluant les détails sur l'âge du fossile et l’endroit d’où il provient. Les étudiants apprendront également comment les moules et les moulages sont fabriqués au Musée. Les étudiants de la 5e à la 12e année examineront la réaction chimique impliquée dans le processus de fabrication de moulages.

Mise en garde: Les moules de latex sont employés dans la fabrication des moulages.

Télécharger le fichier PDF des instructions pour la peinture de moulage.

Booking Information

Toll free in North America (outside Alberta)

Toll free in Alberta
310-0000 then (403) 823-7707

Outside North America


When booking your program please ensure you have the following information:

  • School name and address (including street, town or city, province, and postal code)
  • School phone and fax numbers
  • Student information (grade(s), number of students, teachers, and chaperones attending)



Class Size

15-30 students




1 hour

Curriculum Connections

Grade 2 Science Exploring Liquids
Grade 3 Science Building with a Variety of Materials
Grade 4 Math Patterns and Relations
Grade 5 Science Classroom Chemistry
Grade 6 Science Evidence and Investigation
  Math Patterns and Relations
Grade 7 Science Heat & Temperature; Planet Earth
Grade 8 Science Mix and Flow of Matter
Grade 9 Science Matter & Chemical Change
Grade 10 Science 10 Energy & Matter in Chemical Change
Grade 11 Science 20 Chemical Changes; The Changing Earth
Biology 20:Ecosystems and Population Change
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