Fossil Collecting Trips


2019 Paleontological Research Institute Fossil Collecting Trips

Join the PRI for a trip through time with one of our exciting Fossil Collecting Trips!


Explore the ancient seas of central New York with the help of our expert staff. Search for trilobites, brachiopods, and a myriad of other ocean creatures up to nearly 400 million years old!


PRI provides the necessary tools of the trade, including rock hammers and a fossil identification guide. However, you will want to bring something to store all of the fossils that you find. Trip participants meet at each location, which varies from a 45-minute to 2.5-hour drive from Ithaca.


All the sites are fairly accessible with parking. However, most sites do not have convenient restroom facilities. Make sure you have sun protection and sensible footwear. Dress for sitting on rocks, near scratchy bushes, and getting dirty!


2019 Dates:
June 15: Tully, NY
July 6: Hamilton, NY
August 24: Cascade, NY


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