Hops N’ Rocks 2022

Penn Dixie’s annual fundraiser is back! Join us in-person on Wednesday, November 9th at 6 pm at Resurgence Brewing Company for an evening of dinner, drinks, and fossil fun! The event features a buffet style dinner, a cash bar, and a fundraiser raffle & auction. All proceeds from Hops N’ Rocks go towards our educational programming, allowing us to continue providing hands-on natural science experiences to our visitors, schools, and communities.

Tickets

Hops N’ Rocks tickets are $50 per person, $175 for four people, and $450 for a table of ten. Each ticket comes with a buffet-style dinner, drink ticket, and commemorative HNR 2022 gift.

Sponsorship Levels

Devonian Buffalonian – $1,000

  • 4 tickets to Hops N’ Rocks 2022
  • Private tour of Penn Dixie
  • Marketing materials distributed to event guests
  • Sponsorship recognition on social media & website
  • Full page ad in event program

Generous Geologist – $750

  • 2 tickets to Hops N’ Rocks 2022
  • Private tour of Penn Dixie
  • Marketing materials distributed to event guests
  • Sponsorship recognition on social media & website
  • Half page ad in event program

Fossil Friend – $500

  • Sponsorship recognition on social media & website
  • Half page ad in event program

Paleo Pal – $250

  • Sponsorship recognition on social media & website
  • Quarter page ad in event program

We also gratefully accept sponsorship amounts outside of the listed tiers. Any amount counts! All sponsors will be listed on our website and the event program. 10% of your sponsorship will go towards purchasing fundraiser prizes from local WNY businesses.

Donations

We seek prizes for our Hops N’ Rocks fundraiser raffle and auction. We accept individual items, as well as theme baskets, gift certificates, experiences, and more! To make a donation, contact our Marketing & Development Coordinator at Sydney@penndixie.org or call the office at 716-627-4560.

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Eclipsed: Mothing at Penn Dixie

July 2nd, 8:30 pm – 10 pm

Get ready for National Moth Week in July with us as we survey for moths and other nocturnal insects. These furry critters are invaluable to our ecosystem – find out why.

Please dress in weather-appropriate gear, pack layers, and wear boots. Additionally, we advise that you bring bottled water as we do not have running water on site. There are portable toilets available near the parking lot. In the event of heavy rain or if we detect lightning on site, the program will be cancelled, you will be notified via email and receive a full refund.

Admission is $7 per participant, free for Penn Dixie members! Registration is required, members please contact the office at 716-627-4560 for your registration code. Registration closes 7/2 @ noon.

Cancelation policy: Penn Dixie will not refund payments for cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to the program. Refunds will not be available for registrants who choose not to attend a class/program. If you registered for a program that was canceled by Penn Dixie, you will receive a full refund.

Thank you to Moog Inc. for generously sponsoring this event. 

Trivia Night – 6/18

Registration closes at noon on 6/18.

What is the most commonly found trilobite at Penn Dixie? Who directed Jurassic Park? Compete for prizes and put your paleo-brain power to the test during this quiz-show styled event where we ask all things prehistoric!

You may bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages to this event. We advise that you bring bottled water as we do not have running water on site. There are portable toilets available near the parking lot. In the event of heavy rain or if we detect lightning on site, the program will be cancelled, you will be notified via email and receive a full refund.

Admission is $7 per participant, free for Penn Dixie members – registration is required. Prizes will be awarded to placing teams, everyone will receive Penn Dixie participation swag.

Cancelation policy: Penn Dixie will not refund payments for cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to the program. Refunds will not be available for registrants who choose not to attend a class/program. If you registered for a program that was canceled by Penn Dixie, you will receive a full refund.

Dip it Good: Dip Netting at Penn Dixie

June 11th, 6 pm – 7:30pm

Did you know that Penn Dixie is home to two wetlands? Come make a splash with us as we explore the macroinvertebrates and other aquatic creatures living onsite!

Please dress in weather-appropriate gear, pack layers, and wear boots – we recommend rubber boots for this program. Additionally, we advise that you bring bottled water as we do not have running water on site. There are portable toilets available near the parking lot. In the event of heavy rain or if we detect lightning on site, the program will be cancelled, you will be notified via email and receive a full refund.

Admission is $7 per participant, free for Penn Dixie members. Registration is required – Members who need a registration code, please contact the office at 716-627-4560.

Registration closes at noon on 6/11.

Cancelation policy: Penn Dixie will not refund payments for cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to the program. Refunds will not be available for registrants who choose not to attend a class/program. If you registered for a program that was canceled by Penn Dixie, you will receive a full refund

The Ultimate Director’s Tour!

July 9th, 6 pm – 7:30 pm

A unique opportunity like never before – a tour led by all of Penn Dixie’s Directors! Executive Director Dr. Phil Stokes, Associate Director Dr. Holly Schreiber, and Director of Science Catherine Konieczny, M.S. will lead the group to to several unique areas on site that are not visited on typical tours. This program includes tool rental and specimen id cards, and you can keep all of the fossils that you find!

Please dress in weather-appropriate gear, pack layers, and wear boots. Additionally, we advise that you bring bottled water as we do not have running water on site. There are portable toilets available near the parking lot. In the event of heavy rain or if we detect lightning on site, the program will be cancelled, you will be notified via email and receive a full refund.

Admission is $7 per participant, free for Penn Dixie members. Ages 10 & up. Registration required, members please contact the office at 716-627-4560 for a registration code.

Cancelation policy: Penn Dixie will not refund payments for cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to the program. Refunds will not be available for registrants who choose not to attend a class/program. If you registered for a program that was canceled by Penn Dixie, you will receive a full refund.