Penn Dixie — a global geological treasure — is ranked as the #1 fossil park in the U.S. in a 2011 scientific study. At the site of a former cement quarry in Hamburg, NY, our visitors can collect and keep Devonian Period fossils including trilobites. Ready to dig? Check our Hours & Rates. What to bring? Read our Frequently Asked Questions.
Major funding is provided by Erie County and our community supporters. Program proceeds — including tax-deductible donations — support the conservation of our site, upkeep of facilities, and educational staffing.
Penn Dixie is operated by the Hamburg Natural History Society, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our mission is to promote the hands on study of natural sciences. Got questions? Contact us here.
The fossils need their rest, too! Here you’ll find out public collecting hours, admission rates, and information about special discounts.
Imagine stepping into the past to search for fossils from an ancient undersea environment that existed 380 million years ago.
This summer, we teamed up with The Cass Project to create the first-ever Artist-in-Residence at Penn Dixie. After an application and judging process, we selected Bonnie Rush to create and build a meditation labyrinth modeled after a trilobite in a secluded part of our…
Update: Download Mr. Butt’s documentation on the Centre for Himalayan Geology in PDF format. Penn Dixie has just learned that a surprise guest will join us at our attempt to set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the World’s Largest Fossil Dig on Saturday August…
Penn Dixie is located at 4050 North Street, Blasdell, New York 14219. Since some GPS units direct visitors to the wrong location, for best results enter ‘Penn Dixie Fossil Park‘ instead of our street address. Visitors frequently report that Apple Maps directed them elsewhere; Google Maps is consistently accurate….