Education Programs

If you are a Western New York area educator or group leader, you will want to make use of our programming on fossils and fossil collecting!

We’ve had great success with audiences from pre-school to adult. You may also want to go to our wholesale page and take advantage of the great earth science kits we now have available!

Now Booking Programs For Schools, Scouts, And Other Groups!

Past & Present offers programs in earth science and related fields. Our unique programs help to make learning fun! On site visits in your classroom are also offered.

Suggested programs include:


  • General paleontology
  • Dinosaurs
  • Fossil collectin
  • What is a fossil?
  • We “Dig Dinosaurs”
  • Fossils of Western New York

General Geology

  • Our Ever-Changing Earth: Plate Tectonics, Volcanoes, and other Forces of Nature
  • Rocks Rock!

(Any variation on the above themes are also available. We’re happy to customize a program to meet your needs!)

What Do The Sessions Include?

Programs consist of a presentation that may include slides and an interactive “show and tell” format with many artifacts and models. Most sessions are approximately 45 minutes long. Presentations can be tailored for any age: preschool through adult. Sessions for small groups of 50 students or less within a ten mile radius of our museum are usually $150 for a single session plus mileage. Larger groups and custom presentation pricing is also available.

We have provided outreach programs at schools in Alden, Blasdell, Buffalo, Depew, Dunkirk, East Aurora, Hamburg, Lancaster, Orchard Park, Pendleton, Silver Creek, Tonawanda, several public libraries, and special presentations for the Hamburg Natural History Society, New York State Parks, Canisius College and Monroe Community College.

We have over 25 years of experience in paleontology and geology related classes. For more information, call 716-825-2361. 
Questions can also be answered by Contacting Us.

Past & Present makes learning rock!

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