2017 Penn Dixie Events – Blasdell, New York

2017 Penn Dixie Events feature talks, fossil and astronomy programs. Penn Dixie site is at 4050 North Street, Blasdell, NY. Penn Dixie offers the opportunity to collect fossils plus there are astronomy, birding, cross country skiing and other events.


Fossil Collecting– Adults $ 9, Children 3-12 – $7, children 2 and under are free. Open in Spring.

Penn Dixie Talks

Held at Gateway Executive Office Building, 3556 Lake Shore Road, Blasdell. $5, FREE for members.

January 18 at 7pm – Controversial Issues in Science presented by Don Duggan-Haas.  Climate change, fracturing.

February 16-7pm – Early Buffalo and the Erie Canal  by Megan MacNeill.

March 15 – 7pm – Buffalo Zoomobile presents Endangered Species-This program defines what threatened, endangered, extirpated and extinct species are.  It also shows a cross-section of animals on the endangered species list, the reasons they are in danger, and preventative measures

May 26 – 7pm -Trilobite Treasures by Paleo Joe Kchodl

Other Programs

April 22 – 10am to 2pm – Earth Day– annual cleanup of Penn Dixie- FREE to those who help. Call 627-4560 to register. Pizza provided.

May 27 – 29 (three days this year- Monday if there is enough interest) – Dig with the Experts – 9am to 4pm. Members 425, non-members $30. Weekend Pass for Saturday and Sunday – members $30, non-members $40. Note Paleo Joe speaks the evening beforehand.

Astronomy Nights- $4, free for members

March 18 – Winter Constellations

April 29- Jupiter and Spring Constellations

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