Parks and Museums outside of TX

State by State Fossil Resources


Alabama Museum of Natural History, Tuscaloosa, AL 

Birmingham Paleontology Society



Alaska Museum of Science & Nature, Anchorage, AK

Alaska State Museum, Juneau

Denali National Park and Preserve

Museum of the North, Fairbanks

Pratt Museum, Homer



Arizona Museum of Natural History

Glen Canyon Dam National Recreation Area

Grand Canyon National Park

Petrified Forest National Park



Museum of Discovery, Little Rock



Anza-Borrego State Park (Pleistocene mammals and marine fossils)

California Academy of Science, San Francisco

Channel Islands National Park

Death Valley National Park

John D. Cooper Center, Los Angeles

La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

San Diego National History Museum

Petrified Forest, Calistoga

Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology, Claremont

Rainbow Basin Natural Area, Barstow

University of California Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley



Denver Museum of Natural History

Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur Ridge, Morrison

Garden Park Fossil Area, Canon City

Florissant Fossils Beds National Monument

Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey, Fruita

Trail Through Time, UT-CO border, I-70

Dinosaur Diamond Scenic Byway



Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, Mansfield

Dinosaur State Park, Rocky Hill

Dinosaur Trackway State Park (200 million year old tracks)

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven



Delaware Museum of Natural History, Wilmington

The Delaware Geological Survey Fossil Sites



Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville

Florida Paleontological Society

South Florida Museum, Bradenton

Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park



Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta

Georgia Museum of Natural History, Athens



Bishop Museum, Honolulu

Dinosaurs at Honolulu Community College

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (geology)

Kokee Natural History Museum, Kekaha



Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument

Idaho Museum of Natural History, Pocatello

Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History, Caldwell



Burpee Museum of Natural History, Rockford

Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago

Illinois State Museum, Springfield

Midwest Museum of Natural History, Sycamore



Childrens Museum of Indianapolis

Falls of the Ohio State Park, Clarksville

Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis



Fossil and Prairie Park, Rockford (365 million year old marine fossils)

University of Iowa Museum of Natural History, Iowa City



Big Bone Lick State Park (mammoths and giant sloths)

Kentucky Paleontological Society



Lafayette Natural History Museum & Planetarium

Louisiana Museum of Natural History, Baton Rouge



Dorr Museum of Natural History, Bar Harbor

LC Bates Museum, Hinckley

Maine State Museum, Augusta

Northern Maine Museum of Science, Presque Isle

The Nylander Museum, Caribou

Wilson Museum, Castine



Calvert Cliffs State Park (Miocene age marine fossils)

Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons

Calvert Marine Museum Fossil Club

Dinosaur Park, South Laurel

Peale Museum, Baltimore



Beneski Museum of Natural History, Amherst

Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Harvard Museum of Natural History, Cambridge

Marion Natural History Museum, Marion



A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum, Houghton

Central Michigan University Museum of Cultural and Natural History, Mount Pleasant

Cranbrook Institute of Science, Bloomfield Hills

Kingman Museum, Battle Creek

Michigan State University Museum, East Lansing

Museum of Paleontology, Ann Arbor



Bell Museum of Natural History, Minneapolis

Science Museum of Minnesota, Saint Paul



Mastodon State Historic Site, Imperial (mammoth-relatives)

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, Jackson



Bollinger County Museum of Natural History, Marble Hill

Kansas City Museum

St. Louis Science Center

The Stephens Museum, Fayette



Blaine County Museum, Chinook

Carter County Museum, Ekalaka

Fort Peck Interpretive Center and Museum, Fort Peck

Frontier Gateway Museum, Glendive

Garfield County Museum, Jordan

Great Plains Dinosaur Museum, Malta

Makoshika State Park, Glendive

Montana Dinosaur Trail

Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman

Phillips County Museum, Malta

Two Medicine Dinosaur Center, Bynum



Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, Harrison

Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park (complete rhino skeletons)

Hastings Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Hastings

Trailside Museum of Natural History at Fort Robinson State Park, Crawford

University of Nebraska State Museum, Lincoln



Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, Gabbs (abundant Mesozoic marine reptiles)

Las Vegas Natural History Museum

Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas

Nevada State Museum, Carson City

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Las Vegas

Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument, Las Vegas


New Hampshire

Little Nature Museum, Warner

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness

Woodman Institute, Dover


New Mexico

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Clayton Lake State Park (more than 500 dinosaur tracks)

Eastern New Mexico University Natural History Museum, Portales

Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum, Tucumcari

Miles Mineral Museum, Portales

Museum of Nature and Science, Las Cruces

New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources Museum, Socorro

New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Albuquerque

Prehistoric Trackways National Monument, Las Cruces (280 million year old pre-dinosaur tracks)

Ruth Hall Museum of Paleontology at Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu


New York

American Museum of Natural History, New York City

Buffalo Museum of Science, Buffalo

Wild Center, Tupper Lake

New York State Museum, Albany

Niagara Science Museum, Niagara Falls

Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca

Pember Library and Museum of Natural History, Granville

Penn Dixie Paleontological & Outdoor Education Center, Hamburg

Vanderbilt Museum, Centerport


North Carolina

Aurora Fossil Museum, Aurora

Cape Fear Museum, Wilmington

Colburn Earth Science Museum, Asheville

Duke Lemur Center, Durham

McKinney Geology Teaching Museum, Boone

Museum of North Carolina Minerals, Spruce Pine

North Carolina Museum of Life and Science, Durham

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh

North Carolina Fossil Club

Onslow County Museum, Richlands

Rankin Museum of American Heritage, Ellerbe

Schiele Museum of Natural History, Gastonia


North Dakota

Dakota Dinosaur Museum, Dickinson

Dakota Prairie Grasslands, Medora Ranger District Office, Dickinson

Dickinson Museum Center, Dickinson

Dinosaur Capital of North Dakota, Marmarth

North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame, Medora

North Dakota Heritage Center, Bismarck

Paul Broste Rock Museum, Parshall

Pioneer Trails Regional Museum and Paleontology Department, Bowman

Long X Visitors Center, Watfort City

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Medora



Caesar Creek State Park (500 million year old fossils)

Cincinnati Museum of Natural History & Science, Cincinnati

Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland

Karl Limper Geology Museum, Oxford

Trammel Fossil Park, Sharonville



Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, Norman

The Museum of Osteology, Oklahoma City



John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

Journey Through Time Scenic Byway, eastern Oregon

University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Eugene



The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia

Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh

Delaware County Institute of Science, Media

Earth & Mineral Sciences Museum and Art Gallery, University Park

Everhart Museum, Scranton

North Museum of Natural History and Science, Lancaster

State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg

Reading Public Museum, West Reading

Wagner Free Institute of Science, Philadelphia


Rhode Island

Rhode Island Museum of Natural History and Planetarium, Providence


South Carolina

Bob Campbell Geology Museum, Clemson

Charleston Museum, Charleston

McKissick Museum, Columbia

South Carolina State Museum, Columbia


South Dakota

The former Fossil Cycad National Monument

Mammoth Site, Hot Springs

The Journey Museum, Rapid City

Museum of Geology, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Rapid City



Frank H. McClung Museum, Knoxville

Gray Fossil Site (fossil pit with 5 million year old mammals), Gray

Middle Tennessee Museum of Natural History, Murfreesboro



BYU Museum of Paleontology, Provo

Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry, Price

Copper Ridge Dinosaur Tracks & Trail, Moab

Dinosaur Diamond Scenic Byway

Dinosaur National Monument

The Dinosaur Museum, Blanding

Dinosaur Stomping Ground Tracks, Moab

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Lehi City Hutchings Museum, Lehi

Mill Canyon Tracksite & Trail, Moab

Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, Provo

Museum of Moab, Moab

Museum of the San Rafael, Castle Dale

Museum of Ancient Life at Thanksgiving Point, Lehi

Red Fleet State Park, Vernal

St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site, St. George

Trail Through Time, UT-CO border, I-70

USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum, Price

Utah Friends of Paleontology, Salt Lake City

Utah Field House of Natural History, Vernal

Weber State University Museum of Natural Science, Ogden



Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, St. Johnsburg

Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich

The Nature Museum at Grafton, Grafton

Perkins Geology Museum at the University of Vermont, Burlington

Southern Vermont Natural History Museum, Marlboro



Hostetter Museum of Natural History, Harrisonburg

James Madison University Mineral Museum, Harrisonburg

Museum of the Middle Appalachians, Saltville

Virginia Museum of Natural History, Martinsville

Virginia Tech Museum of Geosciences, Blacksburg



Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Seattle

Charles R. Conner Museum, Pullman

Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park

Slater Museum of Natural History, Tacoma

Stonerose Interpretive Center and Fossil Site, Republic


Washington DC

National Geographic Museum

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History


West Virginia

Bluestone Museum, Hinton

The Lost World Caverns Visitor Center and Natural History Museum

 West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey Museum, Morgantown

West Virginia Natural History Museum, Morgantown



Cable Natural History Museum, Cable

Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee

Stevens Point Museum of Natural History, Stevens Point

UW-Madison Geology Museum, Madison



Draper Museum of Natural History, Cody

Fossil Butte National Monument

Natural History Museum of Western Wyoming College, Rock Springs

Red Gulch Dinosaur Tracksite

University of Wyoming Geological Museum, Laramie

Wyoming Dinosaur Center, Thermopolis


Canadian Paleontological Resources

Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta

Driftwood Canyon Provincial Park, British Columbia

Joggins Fossil Cliffs UNESCO site, Nova Scotia

McAbee Fossil Beds Heritage Site

Parc National De Miguasha UNESCO site, Quebec

Royal Tyrrell Museum, Calgary

Yoho National Park (Burgess Shale) UNESCO site, British Columbia