Did you find a rock or fossil while they were digging your neighbors cellar? Maybe you picked up something odd on a river bank or by the ocean? Were you given a gift of a collection of fossils? We can help you find out what you have! Paleontologists and archaeologists will be on-hand during our Fossil ID nights to identify the rocks, fossils, or artifacts you bring in.
Please be aware: one question we do not, and cannot answer, is how much your fossil is worth. We do not appraise fossils, instead we believe that all fossils are priceless. We agree with the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, which believes that fossils should be held in perpetuity in the public trust, preferably in a museum or research institution, where they can benefit the scientific community as a whole as well as future generations. The ethics by-law of SVP says: "The barter, sale, or purchase of scientifically significant vertebrate fossils is not condoned, unless it brings them into or keeps them within a public trust."
Fossil Identification Nights take place every other month on the last Tuesday of the month, from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.