Hours & Rates

Penn Dixie opens to the public on Saturday and Sunday beginning May 1, 2021. We are open daily from June 14 to September 6, and return to weekends-only until October 17. Penn Dixie has normal hours on Memorial Day (May 31), Independence Day (July 4), and Labor Day (September 6). The park opens each day at 9 am and closes at 4:30 pm. The first tour departs at 9:15 am and the final tour departs at 2:45 pm. Reservations are required.

Adults Seniors 62+ Military Students Children 3-17 Members
$12 $11 $11 $11 $9 FREE

We do not charge for children under age 3. Senior, military, and student discounts offered with valid ID. Veterans with a valid Erie County ‘Thank A Vet’ Discount Program card may Contact Us for free admission. Please see our Cancellation and Refund Policy. We accept cash and credit/debit cards on site. Got a coupon? Contact Us for your discount code.

Purchase Tickets

Private Tours: Want your own guide? We offer Private Expeditions for a more intimate fossil hunting experience for your family. Private Expeditions are available on any day of the week, even when we are closed to the public. Advance booking is required.

Healthcare Heroes: Your private tour is on us! Check out our terms and policies and let us know when you’d like to visit.

Members: Please read our Member Guide and Contact Us to arrange for offseason access.

New to Penn Dixie? Please see our Frequent Questions.


Lightning Policy: Though Penn Dixie is open on rainy days, we reserve the right to close due to lightning. We follow the National Lightning Safety Institute guidelines for outdoor sporting events. Should lightning be observed within a 5-10 mile radius, staff will close the site for a minimum of 30 minutes.