Explore Fossil Hunt

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Includes one participant and boxed lunch.

Museum general admission not required or included.

Pricing & Registration
He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.” (Luke 19:40)

Spend the day exploring the rich fossil beds around Caesar Creek Lake and collecting fossils you can take home with you. During this unique event, you will enjoy fellowship with other fossil enthusiasts in one of the most popular fossil-hunting locations in the region. You never know what you might find. Previous groups have uncovered corals, clams, various other marine invertebrates, and even trilobites!

Geologist Dr. Andrew Snelling and paleontologist Dr. Gabriela Haynes will lead this hands-on experience. Enjoy special presentations and personal instruction from this pair of PhD creation scientists who understand geology and paleontology through a biblical worldview.

Due to the technical content of the presentations, this event is open to participants ages 12 years old and up. This is not a drop-off event for children. If a child is registered, one parent is required to accompany their child and is responsible for transportation to and from the event.

Explore Fossil Hunt is scheduled from 8:45 a.m. to approximately 2:00 p.m. Check begins at 8:30 a.m.

Location & Transportation

Caesar Creek Lake Visitor Center, 4020 North Clarksville Rd., Waynesville, OH 45068-9410

You will need to provide your own transportation to Caesar Creek Lake Visitor Center. Please note that Caesar Creek Lake is a moderate distance away from the Creation Museum (about a 75-minute drive).

Things to Bring

  • Snacks
  • Water and soft drinks will be provided with lunch
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Rain coat
  • Optional: knee pads or kneeling mat

What to Wear

  • Check the weather. You will spend several hours outside with limited shade, so please come prepared.
  • Please wear hiking boots or sneakers (no sandals).


8:30 a.m. Check In
8:45 a.m. Introduction to Fossils
10:00 a.m. On-site Fossil Hunt
12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. Fossil Identification
1:00 p.m. Fossils and the Flood

Pricing & Registration

  • $49.99 Price includes one participant and boxed lunch.
  • Additional participants are $49.99 each and includes boxed lunch.
  • Creation Museum general admission is not required and not included.

You can find answers to common questions on the Explore Days FAQ page.

Please contact us for more information or if you would like to schedule a private Explore day for your group.