Penn Dixie is pleased to announce another season of fossil fun! Located at 4050 North St. in Blasdell, Penn Dixie reopens to the public on weekends beginning Saturday, April 21. During the spring, they will be open for fossil collecting from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Visitors are welcome to bring their own gear or rent equipment as they travel our 54-acre park in search of trilobites and other prehistoric creatures.

To kick off the season, Penn Dixie is holding their annual Earth Day Cleanup on April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We invite the WNY community to join their team of volunteers to help beautify Penn Dixie and get the park ready for another year of fossil collecting, astronomy programs, and nature tours. All ages are welcome. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Volunteers may signup by emailing Dr. Phil Stokes at 

Penn Dixie is the top-ranked fossil park in the United States and welcomes science enthusiasts from around the globe to uncover trilobites, brachiopods, crinoids, and corals that lived in a shallow ocean 380 million years ago.

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