Erie County Earth Science Day

On Saturday October 6 join us from 9 am to 4 pm, rain or shine, to learn about Western New York’s natural history, ecology, and resources through interactive exhibits and demonstrations in a family-friendly setting. Experience hands-on learning under the big tent from groups like The Buffalo ZooBuffalo & Erie County Botanical GardensHamburg LibraryReinstein Woods, SUNY Buffalo Geology Department, Past & Present Rock Shop, and many more.

Thanks to the generous support of Erie County and our sponsors, Earth Science Day is FREE to ALL. All ages welcome. This event is accessible to those with mobility impairments and we recommend the use of a reach tool for fossil collecting. Penn Dixie members may present their membership cards to receive a special thank you gift at the event.

Teachers: Download our Earth Science Day Flyer or contact us in advance to schedule your group. There is no charge for unguided group tours on Earth Science Day but we request advance notice to help with our parking planning. Guided group tours are available at our usual rates.

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Lloyd Taco Truck will return as our official lunch vendor!

erie_county_sealThis FREE event is made possible by Erie County, the Town of Hamburg, The Buffalo Association of Professional Geologists, and Ronald McDonald House Charities of WNY. Additional sponsorship and donations are welcome through the day of the event and will support Penn Dixie’s community education efforts.

2018 Exhibitors Included:

  • Applus Services
  • Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens
  • Buffalo Association of Professional Geologists
  • Buffalo Geological Society
  • Buffalo Zoo
  • Cass Project
  • Climate Summit Team, NYS Master Teacher Program
  • Cradle Beach
  • Earth Dimensions, Inc.
  • Ecology & Environment
  • Hamburg Library
  • Lloyd Taco Trucks
  • New York State Parks
  • Past & Present Rock Shop
  • Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
  • Penn Dixie
  • Stone Industry Research
  • SUNY Buffalo Graduate Geology Club
  • Ten Thousand Vines
  • Town of Hamburg Department of Youth, Recreation, & Senior Services