Jean & Ric Edelman Fossil Park at Rowan University
This fossil park is the best site east of the Mississippi to discover remains from the late cretaceous period. Fossilized remains from dozens of prehistoric marine animals have been discovered, including sharks, crocodiles, and mosasaurus. Rowan University alumni Jean and Ric Edelman, made history on October 17, 2016, when they announced a $25 million gift to transform the Rowan University Fossil Park into a world-class destination for scientific discovery and "citizen science." Plans for the tract include a museum and visitor center, laboratory spaces, nature trail, paleontology-themed playground, and social spaces. It's easy to see that there is a lot more to come from this fantastic facility.
As of now, visitors are only allowed during community dig days, so make sure to check the VSJ app and website to see when the next event will be held!