Milestones of Science right here in Western New York!
Did you know that 380 million years ago, Buffalo and its surrounding area was located south of the equator and was covered by a small tropical ocean?
On display here are examples of the four most common fossils of the plants, animals and other organisms that used to live in this ocean.
You can be a paleontologist! These 380 million year old fossils can be discovered and collected at Penn Dixie, a 54 acre former quarry where thousands of fossils are easily found right under your feet. Seasonally offers open visitation and natural history programs on paleontology, ornithology, and astronomy.