Free Fossil Gallery
Our Museum at Past & Present is a fantastic collection of fossils and minerals from around the world! Our addition of 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. Our fossil gallery features many of our old specimens, and showcases many new acquisitions. We are currently working on redistributing our collection for you to better enjoy.
Our fossil gallery features fossils from around the world. 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 on fossils, along with various rotating exhibits. On display 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. Also on display are two life size shark jaw models of the prehistoric marine predator Carcharodon megalodon. (One has real teeth). Other displays feature exhibits on Pleistocene mammals, sharks, fish, reptiles and amphibians, and much much more.
Currently we are working on upgrading our exhibits with a new selection of minerals we acquired from an old collection. 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)