Free Fossil Gallery
Our Museum at Past & Present is a fantastic collection of fossils and minerals from around the world! 500 square feet of exhibit space is devoted exclusively to the exhibition of geologic specimens for your enjoyment, with a large focus on fossils and minerals. The fossil gallery features many of our old specimens, and showcases new acquisitions. We are currently working on redistributing our collection for you to better enjoy.
From our Cretaceous dinosaur site in South Dakota (prepared and unprepared fossils), to fossil plants from Antarctica, we have fossils from every continent!
We have many permanent displays along with various rotating exhibits. In Past & Present’s museum you can find a cast of a Tyrannosaurus rex skull and Triceratops skull, several species of the New York State fossil eurypterid, the leg of our dinosaur Edmontosaurus at almost 9′ tall, and much more. You might also see two life size shark jaw models of the prehistoric marine predator Carcharodon megalodon. (One has real teeth). Other exhibits feature Pleistocene mammals, sharks, fish, reptiles and amphibians, and much much more.
We also have a “Fossil of the Month” exhibit, featuring a different fossil each month. Teachers and students, scout groups, and individuals have enjoyed and supported our efforts to help this project succeed.
All Photos on this page are of specimens you can see in our museum! (Except Dad)