Calling all scientists! The 21st Annual Erie County Earth Science Day at Penn Dixie on Saturday October 6 from 9 am to 4 pm, rain or shine.

Erie County Earth Science Day teaches us about our home planet through interactive exhibits and demonstrations in a family-friendly setting. There is no charge for admission. And, thanks to a generous donor, the first 210 children to arrive will receive a complimentary fossil collecting trowel.

Exhibitors include The Buffalo Zoo, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, Reinstein Woods Nature Reserve, SUNY Buffalo Geology, and more. The Cass Project will host an Eco-Print workshop and will facilitate tours of our newly-installed trilobite labyrinth. Earth Dimensions will offer a drill dig demonstration and Lloyd Taco Truck will be our lunch vendor. Fossil collecting and scavenger hunts will take place throughout the day. And, in honor of our 21st event, for those over 21 we offer complimentary wine tasting by Ten Thousand Vines.

This year, to recognize the longstanding support of Erie County, we’ve renamed the event to ‘Erie County Earth Science Day.’ This free event is made possible by our generous sponsors including Erie County, The Buffalo Association of Professional Geologists, Applus Services, The Buffalo Zoo, and Ronald McDonald House Charities of WNY.

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Penn Dixie is ranked as the number one fossil park in the Unites 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.