Fossil Hunt

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Join us on a trip to Caesar Creek Lake in Warren County, Ohio, for a day of hunting fossils. Answers in Genesis geologist Dr. Andrew Snelling will lead this one-day excursion to one of the most popular fossil-hunting locations in the region.

This exciting, hands-on experience comes with many highlights, including special geology presentations and personal instruction from Dr. Snelling. Enjoy fellowship with other museum members in a beautiful state park that offers a variety of additional recreational activities.

Please note that Caesar Creek Lake is located one hour and 15 minutes away from the museum (view map). Participants are responsible for their own transportation. Check-in is at 8:30 AM, and the program will start promptly at 8:45 AM.

Event Itinerary

8:30 AM Check-in at Caesar Creek Lake Visitors Center
8:45 AM Orientation and special geology presentation
10:00 AM Hands-on fossil hunting with guidance from Dr. Snelling
12:30 PM Boxed lunches served in the Visitor Center classroom
1:00 PM Geology presentation. Q & A time
2:00 PM Group is officially dismissed. The afternoon has been left free so that participants may choose to continue hunting for fossils on their own, or take advantage of the many other recreational activities the park and surrounding area have to offer.

Other activities within the park and surrounding area include:

  • Playground, volleyball, and a large green space at the Flat Fork Recreational Area
  • Fishing, boating, and swimming in the 2,830-acre Caesar Creek Lake
  • Numerous hiking trails, including an easy 1.2-mile trail from the fossil hunting area to a nearby waterfall
  • Nature Center with various exhibits, a theater, and lake viewing area
  • State Park campground with over 200 sites


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Fossil Hunts are also open to non-members. The cost is $20 per member and $40 per non-member. Lunch is included, as well as a special souvenir fossil-collecting bag. The program is designed for ages 12 and up. For the enjoyment of all guests children under 12 should be left with another caregiver.

Registration is now open.. Registrations will fill up very quickly, so register early.