Prehistoric OC

Prehistoric OC Prehistoric OC is a free annual family festival celebrating local archaeology, paleontology, history, and science. A celebration of National Fossil Day and International Archaeology Day from the John D.
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Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Center. Learn more about the archaeology, paleontology, history, culture, and science at this one-day festival at Ralph B. Clark Regional Park, in Buena Park, California. There will be demonstrations, kids activities, games, and exhibits themed around the rich prehistoric past of southern California. Admission is FREE. $5 for parking.

Prehistoric OC is tomorrow!  Hope to see you all there!
10/13/2017

Prehistoric OC is tomorrow! Hope to see you all there!

Prehistoric OC is just a few days away!  Looking forward to seeing you all at Clark Park on Saturday!
10/12/2017

Prehistoric OC is just a few days away! Looking forward to seeing you all at Clark Park on Saturday!

Prehistoric OC
09/28/2017

Prehistoric OC

We are happy to announce that all of these wonderful people and organizations will be joining us at this year's Prehistoric OC on Saturday, October 14th!
-Pacific Coast Archaeological Society
-Toll Roads/LSA Associate’s Fossils in Your Backyard
-OC Parks
-Orange County Historical Commission
-Cogstone Resource Management, Inc.
-SWCA Environmental Consultants, Inc.
-Journeys to the Past
-Western Science Center
-Bolsa Chica Conservancy
-Cal State Fullerton’s Titan Geology Club
-California Cultural Resource Preservation Alliance
-Mineralogical Society of Southern California
-American Opal Society
-Craig Torres
-Searcher’s Gem & Mineral Society
-American Cetacean Society, Orange County Chapter
-Tucker Wildlife Center
-Santiago Canyon College Gemology Alumni Association
-Reptile Rescue OC
-Searcher’s Gem and Mineral Society
-DinoEncounters
-And, the Jurassic Park Motor Pool (fleet of Jurassic Park jeeps)

We are happy to announce that all of these wonderful people and organizations will be joining us at this year's Prehisto...
09/27/2017

We are happy to announce that all of these wonderful people and organizations will be joining us at this year's Prehistoric OC on Saturday, October 14th!
-Pacific Coast Archaeological Society
-Toll Roads/LSA Associate’s Fossils in Your Backyard
-OC Parks
-Orange County Historical Commission
-Cogstone Resource Management, Inc.
-SWCA Environmental Consultants, Inc.
-Journeys to the Past
-Western Science Center
-Bolsa Chica Conservancy
-Cal State Fullerton’s Titan Geology Club
-California Cultural Resource Preservation Alliance
-Mineralogical Society of Southern California
-American Opal Society
-Craig Torres
-Searcher’s Gem & Mineral Society
-American Cetacean Society, Orange County Chapter
-Tucker Wildlife Center
-Santiago Canyon College Gemology Alumni Association
-Reptile Rescue OC
-Searcher’s Gem and Mineral Society
-DinoEncounters
-And, the Jurassic Park Motor Pool (fleet of Jurassic Park jeeps)

Prehistoric OC is coming up!  Just 22 days away!  We are pleased to announce that Rocky the T-Rex and DinoEncounters wil...
09/21/2017

Prehistoric OC is coming up! Just 22 days away! We are pleased to announce that Rocky the T-Rex and DinoEncounters will be joining us this year! They will be doing two shows in the amphitheater at 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM! Mark your calendars!

If you missed the volcano demonstration today we'll be doing it again at Prehistoric OC on October 14th at Clark Regiona...
09/09/2017

If you missed the volcano demonstration today we'll be doing it again at Prehistoric OC on October 14th at Clark Regional Park!

Come see the butterflies at OC's Ancient Wonders!
09/09/2017

Come see the butterflies at OC's Ancient Wonders!

The Cooper Center's "OC's Ancient Wonders" event is this Saturday at Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain Valley, CA.  ...
09/07/2017

The Cooper Center's "OC's Ancient Wonders" event is this Saturday at Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain Valley, CA. Hope you can join us!

Activities and demonstrations include...

11:45 AM – Guided hike by Naturalist for You
12:30 PM – Volcano demonstration
1:15 PM – Native American Storytelling by Jacque Tahuka-Nunez of Journeys to the Past
2:00 PM – Guided hike by Naturalist for You
2:30 PM – Butterfly release by Western Monarch Guardians
Archery demonstrations and Butterfly tent available throughout the day

Hands-on Activities include…

Native American rattles
Microfossil Investigation
Native American Rock Art
Mini-Dinosaur Fossil Excavation
Monarch Butterfly craft
Whale skeleton craft

The Dr. John D. Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Center will host OC’s Ancient Wonders, a FREE educational fami...
08/24/2017

The Dr. John D. Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Center will host OC’s Ancient Wonders, a FREE educational family event, on Saturday, September 9, 2017. OC’s Ancient Wonders will present Orange County’s rich heritage of natural history, prehistoric animals and plants, and Native American culture to the community. The event will feature displays of local fossils and Native American artifacts, educational crafts and hands-on activities for kids of all ages, archery demonstrations, Native American storytelling, guided hikes led by Naturalist for You, a volcano demonstration, and a butterfly tent by Western Monarch Guardians.

OC’s Ancient Wonders is hosted in collaboration with Orange County Parks at Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain Valley, CA. Parking is $5 per vehicle. The event will be located at the park’s Nature Area and Archery Range.

Activities and demonstrations…

11:45 AM – Guided hike by Naturalist for You
12:30 PM – Volcano demonstration
1:15 PM – Native American Storytelling by Jacque Tahuka-Nunez of Journeys to the Past
2:00 PM – Guided hike by Naturalist for You
Archery demonstrations and Butterfly tent available throughout the day

Hands-on Activities will include…

Native American rattles
Microfossil Investigation
Native American Rock Art
Mini-Dinosaur Fossil Excavation
Monarch Butterfly craft
Whale skeleton craft

Journeys To The Past
05/04/2017

Journeys To The Past

Hello Family and Friends Summer is just right around the corner and I wanted to share some Amazing Summer Camps we have to offer this year at Crystal Cove Native American Summer Camp , Zoomars Petting Zoo Animal Summer Camp and San Clemente State Beach Native American Summer Camp. Age's 5-12 years old . If you are interested in Registering your young one please let me know looking Forward to this Summer 2017 .

Summer is almost here and our friend Jacque Tahuka Nunez will be offering Native American summer camps at three location...
05/02/2017
Journeys to the Past | Featuring Jacque Tahuka Nunez

Summer is almost here and our friend Jacque Tahuka Nunez will be offering Native American summer camps at three locations. For more information visit her website, http://journeystothepast.com/.

Jacque was invited by the NAIG Comittee to be a workshop leader. Her family joined her and from her work FNX has agreed to be her partner. She is currently seeking grant funds for her new television show.

Science in the Park is this Saturday!  Join us at Irvine Regional Park for family fun, science, volcano demonstrations, ...
04/26/2017

Science in the Park is this Saturday! Join us at Irvine Regional Park for family fun, science, volcano demonstrations, and the OC Zoo!

Ortega Highway is OPEN and we are ready to explore OC's Ancient Wonders!  Hope to see you there on Saturday!
02/21/2017

Ortega Highway is OPEN and we are ready to explore OC's Ancient Wonders! Hope to see you there on Saturday!

The Cooper Center is pleased to announce an upcoming event in South County!  OC's Ancient Wonders will take place at Cas...
01/09/2017

The Cooper Center is pleased to announce an upcoming event in South County! OC's Ancient Wonders will take place at Caspers Wilderness Park on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Mark your calendars and join us to see local fossils and artifacts and learn about the County's rich natural and cultural history!

We are having FUN at Prehistoric OC! Join us!
10/15/2016

We are having FUN at Prehistoric OC! Join us!

10/15/2016

PREHISTORIC OC is today!!! The FUN starts at 10:00 AM. Hope to see you there!

10/14/2016
Prehistoric OC

Prehistoric OC

Prehistoric OC is just two days away! We hope to see you there!

10/13/2016

Prehistoric OC is just two days away! We hope to see you there!

Prehistoric OC is just 8 days away!  We are excited to have so many wonderful organizations joining us...-Pacific Coast ...
10/07/2016

Prehistoric OC is just 8 days away! We are excited to have so many wonderful organizations joining us...

-Pacific Coast Archaeological Society
-Toll Roads/LSA Associate’s Fossils in Your Backyard
-OC Parks
-Orange County Historical Commission
-Reptile Rescue OC
-California State University Fullerton’s Geology Club
-Volcano expert Dr. Val Memeti
-Virginia Carmelo – Gabrielino Storyteller
-Cogstone Resource Management, Inc.
-Southern California Paleontological Society
-Scientific Research Surveys, Inc.
-Journeys to the Past
-Western Science Center
-Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians Museum
-California State University Fullerton’s Titan Archaeology Club
-Inside the Outdoors
-Bolsa Chica Conservancy
-Sea and Sage Audubon
-PartyRex
-Jurassic Park Motor Pool (fleet of Jurassic Park jeeps)

And, we have a great line-up for demonstrations and activities...

11:00 AM - Volcanos! Dr. Vali Memeti, CSUF
11:45 AM - Native American Storytelling by Virginia Carmelo
12:30 PM - Dig for Dinos (for kids, ages 2-12)
1:30 PM - Volcanos! Dr. Vali Memeti, CSUF
2:15 PM - A Trek through Clark Park’s Fossil Beds - a guided hike

Hope to see you there!!!

We are SUPER EXCITED to announce that Rocky the TRex and Dino Encounters will be joining us at this year's Prehistoric O...
09/12/2016

We are SUPER EXCITED to announce that Rocky the TRex and Dino Encounters will be joining us at this year's Prehistoric OC on Saturday, October 15th.

http://www.dinoencounters.com/

Mark your Calendars!  Prehistoric OC is next month on Saturday, October 15th at Ralph B. Clark Regional Park!
09/06/2016

Mark your Calendars! Prehistoric OC is next month on Saturday, October 15th at Ralph B. Clark Regional Park!

The Cooper Center has partnered with the Heritage Museum of Orange County to host "Dinosaurs to People: Reliving Orange ...
06/28/2016

The Cooper Center has partnered with the Heritage Museum of Orange County to host "Dinosaurs to People: Reliving Orange County's Past". A FREE family educational event featuring Orange County's rich history! Mark your calendars for Sunday, July 17th!

Join us tomorrow for "Science in the Park" at Irvine Regional Park outside the OC Zoo from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
04/29/2016

Join us tomorrow for "Science in the Park" at Irvine Regional Park outside the OC Zoo from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

The Cooper Center will be at IMAGINOLOGY this weekend at the OC Fair & Event Center with displays of local fossils and a...
04/14/2016

The Cooper Center will be at IMAGINOLOGY this weekend at the OC Fair & Event Center with displays of local fossils and artifacts and hands-on activities for kids! For more information please visit... http://www.ocfair.com/steam/2016/index.php

K-12 Teachers invited to tour the Cooper Center!
03/02/2016

K-12 Teachers invited to tour the Cooper Center!

The Cooper Center will be at the Festival of Whales this Sunday, March 6th for Ocean Awareness Day! Join us to see displ...
03/01/2016

The Cooper Center will be at the Festival of Whales this Sunday, March 6th for Ocean Awareness Day! Join us to see displays of Orange County fossils and artifacts and for FUN kid activities!

The Cooper Center recently installed a special exhibition in the Rancho Santa Margarita Library. The exhibition features...
02/12/2016

The Cooper Center recently installed a special exhibition in the Rancho Santa Margarita Library. The exhibition features fossils and Native American artifacts that were uncovered in Orange County, CA. See fossil mammoths, mastodons, megalodon shark teeth, and a 75 million year old ammonite. And, learn about prehistoric cultures that date back 10,000 years. The exhibit will be on display in the Library through April 24th! For Library hours, visit http://ocpl.org/libloc/rsm.

Also, a special thank you to OC Parks for their assistance in organizing and supporting this exhibition opportunity!

The Cooper Center is excited to announce a new event this year!  "Science in the Park" is set for Saturday, April 30th a...
01/28/2016

The Cooper Center is excited to announce a new event this year! "Science in the Park" is set for Saturday, April 30th at Irvine Regional Park in Orange, CA. There will be a variety of booths, activities, lectures and hands-on FUN for kids of all ages!

Mark your calendars!

10/11/2015

It was an awesome event! Thank you all who braved the heat - volunteers, exhibitors, Park staff - everyone!

Prehistoric OC is tomorrow!  Hope to see you all there!
10/09/2015

Prehistoric OC is tomorrow! Hope to see you all there!

It's almost time for Prehistoric OC! Only three more days!Saturday, October 10th10:00 AM - 3:00 PMRalph B. Clark Regiona...
10/07/2015

It's almost time for Prehistoric OC! Only three more days!

Saturday, October 10th
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Ralph B. Clark Regional Park
8800 Rosecrans Avenue
Buena Park, CA 90621

If you loved Jurassic World, then you’ll love Prehistoric OC! Jurassic Park Motor Pool will be there with Jurassic Park ...
10/05/2015

If you loved Jurassic World, then you’ll love Prehistoric OC! Jurassic Park Motor Pool will be there with Jurassic Park Jeeps! Join us this Saturday, October 10th at Ralph B. Clark Regional Park in Buena Park, CA!

http://jpmotorpool.com/

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8800 Rosecrans Ave
Buena Park, CA
90621

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Is there a Prehistoric OC event planned for fall 2018?
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