Hours & Rates

Penn Dixie is closed for the season and reopens on April 27, 2024.

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. There is no non-member entry after 2:45 pm. The park is open rain or shine — see below for our lightning policy.

AdultsSeniors 62+MilitaryStudentsChildren 3-17Members

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. Got a coupon? Contact Us for your discount code.

Purchase Tickets

Private Tours: Want your own guide for 2 hours of personalized fossil collecting fun? We offer Private Expeditions! Private Expeditions are available on any day of the week, even when we are closed to the public. Advance booking is required.

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.

Heat Policy: Penn Dixie reserves the right to close due to hot weather. For the safety of our visitors, staff, and volunteers, we typically close early when regional heat advisories are issued.