Hours & Rates

Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve is open daily beginning June 11. Our summer hours are Monday to Saturday 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm.

We return to weekend-only hours following Labor Day and will close for the season on Sunday October 28.

Holidays: Penn Dixie will be open from 10 am to 4 pm on Independence Day — Wednesday July 4 and Labor Day — Monday September 3.

Members may collect fossils at any time. If members wish to visit on non-operating days, we request that they sign in online using our form or leave a message at 716-627-4560 indicating 1) member name, 2) expected day/time at the site, 3) the total size of the party, and 4) contact info if we need to get in touch.

Adults Seniors 62+ Military Students Children 3-17 Members
$10 $9 $9 $9 $7 FREE

No charge for children under age 3. Senior, military, and student discounts with valid ID. Veterans may visit for free if they present a valid Erie County ‘Thank A Vet’ Discount Program card. Members should carry their cards with them during their visit.

We also offer Private Expeditions and a premium fossil collecting experience through IfOnly.

Groups can contact us directly for rates and are welcome year round — even when we are closed to the public! Penn Dixie is accessible and has over 4,100 feet of paved trails for wheel chairs, walkers, strollers and wagons. Please read our Frequently asked questions guide before visiting!