Fossil Clubs & Societies

Meet other fossil enthusiasts by joining a paleontological club, organization, or society! See the map below to find a club near you.

 

Organizations affiliated with myFOSSIL

Find Your U.S. State Below:

 

Alabama Arizona California California Delaware  Florida Georgia Illinois Iowa Kentucky
Louisiana Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Mississippi Missouri Montana Nevada New Mexico New York
North Carolina Ohio    Oregon Pennsylvania South Carolina Tennessee Texas    Utah Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin

International:

Bolivia

Canada


Know of any organizations we’ve missed?

Please contact Sadie Mills and we’ll add them to the list!


Alabama

Alabama Paleontological Society

Birmingham, AL

Monthly Meetings, Birmingham Zoo

Contact | Website | Facebook

 

Birmingham Paleontological Society

Birmingham, AL

Monthly Meetings, Hoover Public Library

Contact | Website

 

Huntsville Gem and Mineral Society

Huntsville, AL

Monthly Meetings, Huntsville-Madison County Senior Center

Contact | Website | Facebook

Arizona

Southwest Paleontological Society

Mesa, AZ

Monthly Meetings, Arizona Museum of Natural History

Contact | Website

Bolivia

Club Paleontológico Boliviano “FosilBol”

Ciudad de La Paz, La Paz, Bolivia

Contact: Giovanni Rios Cordero, President, fosilbol[email protected]

Website  | Facebook

 

California

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Paleontology Society

Borrego Springs, CA

Monthly Meetings, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Contact | Website

 

Fossils for Fun

Sacramento, CA

Monthly Meetings, The Women’s Thursday Club (Fair Oaks, CA)

Facebook | Facebook Messenger 

 

Southern California Paleontological Society

Los Angeles, CA

Monthly Meetings, La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

Contact | Website | Facebook

Canada

Alberta Palaeontological Society

Calgary, AB

Monthly Meetings, Mount Royal University

Contact | Website | Facebook

 

Dinosaur Research Institute

Calgary, AB

Bi-Annual Meetings, The Dinosaur Research Institute

Contact | Website

Colorado

Colorado Geological Survey

Golden, CO

Monthly Meetings, Venue

Contact | Website | Facebook

 

Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society, Fossil Study Group

Colorado Springs, CO

Monthly Meetings, Venue

Contact | Website

 

Friends of Florissant Fossil Beds

Florissant, CO

Monthly Meetings, The Florissant Fossil Beds

Contact | Website | Facebook

 

Garden Park Paleo Society

Cañon City, CO

Monthly Meetings, Cañon City Paleo Park

Contact | Website | Facebook

 

Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center

Woodland Park, CO

Monthly Meetings, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center

Contact | Website

 

Western Interior Paleontological Society

Denver, CO

Monthly Meetings September through May, Denver Museum of Natural History

Contact | Website | Facebook

Delaware

Delaware Mineralogical Society

Wilmington, DE

Monthly Meetings, Delaware Mineralogical Society

Contact | Website

Florida

Florida Fossil Hunters

Orlando, FL

Bi-Monthly Meetings, Orlando Science Center

Contact | Website | Facebook

 

Florida Paleontological Society

Gainesville, FL

Bi-Annual Meetings

Contact | Website | Facebook

 

Fossil Club of Lee County

Fort Myers, FL

Monthly Meetings, Zion Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall

Contact | Website

 

Fossil Club of Miami

Miami, FL

Monthly Meetings, Miami Museum of Science

Contact | Website

 

Imperial Valley Bone, Gem, & Mineral Society

Polk County, FL

Weekly Meetings, Imperial Valley Expo

Contact | Website

 

Manasota Fossil Club

Tellevast, FL

Monthly Meetings, Manasota Fossil Club

Contact | Website | Facebook

 

Southwest Florida Fossil Society

Punta Gorda, FL

Monthly Meetings, Punta Gorda History Center

Contact | Website | Facebook

 

Tampa Bay Fossil Club

Tampa, FL

Monthly Meetings, University of South Florida

ContactFacebook

Georgia

Augusta Gem and Mineral Society

Augusta, GA

Monthly Meetings, Georgia Military College

Website | Facebook

 

Athens Rock and Gem Club

Athens, GA

Monthly Meetings, Holy Cross Lutheran Church

Contact | Website | Facebook

 

Atlanta Geological Society

Atlanta, GA

Monthly Meetings, Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Contact | Website | Facebook

 

Georgia Mineral Society

Norcross, GA

Monthly Meetings, GMS Building

Contact | Website | Facebook

 

Rome Georgia Mineral Society

Rome, GA

Monthly Meetings, Rome Floyd County Library

Contact | Website

Illinois

Blackhawk Gem & Mineral Club

Rock Island, IL

Monthly Meetings, Blackhawk Gem & Mineral Club

Website

 

Earth Science Club of Northern Illinois, Paleontology Group

Downers Grove, IL

Monthly Meetings, College of DuPage

Contact | Website | Facebook

 

Lincoln Orbit Earth Science Society

Springfield, IL

Monthly Meetings, St. John’s Lutheran Church

Contact | Website | Facebook

Iowa

Mid-American Paleontology Society

Cedar Rapids, IA

Meetings Vary, MAPS Expo

Contact | Website | Facebook

Kentucky

Kentucky Paleontological Society

Lexington, KY

Monthly Meetings, University of Kentucky

Contact | Website | Facebook

 

KYANA Geological Society

Louisville, KY

Monthly Meetings, Louisville Nature Center

Website | Facebook

Louisiana

ARK-LA-TEX Gem & Mineral Society

Bossier City, LA

Monthly Meetings, History Center, Bossier Central Library

Contact | Website | Facebook

Maryland

Calvert Marine Museum Fossil Club

Solomons, MD

Quarterly Meetings, Calvert Marine Museum

Contact | Website | Facebook

 

Maryland Geological Society

Baltimore, MD

Bi-Monthly Meetings, Bowie Community Center

Contact | Website

Massachusetts

Central Massachusetts Fossil & Mineral Club

Shrewsbury, MA

Monthly Meetings

Facebook |Facebook Messenger

 

Worcester Mineral Club

Worcester, MA

Monthly Meetings, Trinity Episcopal Church

Contact | Website | Facebook

Michigan

Friends of the University of Michigan Museum of Paleontology

Ann Arbor, MI

Monthly Meetings, University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

Contact | Website | Facebook

Mississippi

Michigan Mineralogical Society

Bloomfield Hills, MS

Monthly Meetings, Cranbrook Institute of Science

Website | Facebook

 

North Mississippi Gem and Mineral Society

Tupelo, MS

Monthly Meetings, Lee County Library

Contact | Website | Facebook

Missouri

Eastern Missouri Society for Paleontology

St. Louis, MO

Monthly Meetings, Washington University’s Earth & Planetary Science Building (room 203)

Contact | Website | Facebook

 

Kansas Missouri Paleontological Society

Parkville, MO

Monthly Meetings, Park University, Science Building (room 5)

Contact | Website | Facebook

Montana

Bighorn Basin Paleontological Institute Field Teams

Red Lodge, MT

Meetings Vary, Bighorn Basin Paleontological Institute

Contact | Website

 

Hellgate Mineral Society

Missoula, MT

Monthly Meetings

Facebook |Facebook Messenger

Nevada

Nevada Friends of Paleontology

Las Vegas, NV

Monthly Meetings, Las Vegas Natural History Museum

Website | Facebook

 

Protectors of Tule Springs

Las Vegas, NV

Monthly Meetings, Sun City Aliante Clubhouse

Contact | Website

New Mexico

New Mexico Friends of Paleontology

Albuquerque, NM

Monthly Meetings

Contact

New York

New York Paleontological Society

New York, NY

Monthly Meetings, American Museum of Natural History

Contact | Website

 

Rochester Academy of Science, Fossil Section

Rochester, NY

Monthly Meetings, Brighton Town Hall

Contact | Website

North Carolina

North Carolina Fossil Club

Raleigh, NC

Bi-Monthly Meetings, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Contact | Website

 

Special Friends of the Aurora Fossil Museum

Aurora, NC

Annual Meetings, Aurora Community Center

Contact | Website

Ohio

Dry Dredgers

Cincinnati, OH

Monthly Meetings, Braunstein Hall, University of Cincinnati

Contact | Website | Facebook | Twitter

 

North Coast Fossil Club

Cleveland, OH

Monthly Meetings, Parma-Snow Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library

Contact | Website

Oregon

North America Research Group

Hillsboro, OR

Monthly Meetings, Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals

Contact | Website

Pennsylvania

Delaware Valley Paleontological Society

Philadelphia, PA

Monthly Meetings, Academy of Natural Sciences

Contact | Website | Facebook

South Carolina

Aiken Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Society

Aiken, SC

Monthly Meetings, USCA Science Building (room 200)

Contact | Website | Facebook

 

Paleontological Society of South Carolina

Harleyville, SC

Bi-Annual Meetings, Harleyville Town Hall

Contact | Facebook | Twitter

 

Palmetto Paleontological Society

Goose Creek, SC

Monthly Meetings, American Legion

Facebook

South Dakota

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Paleontology Club

Rapid City, SD

Monthly Meetings, Museum of Geology

Contact | Website | Facebook

Tennessee

Memphis Archaeological and Geological Society

Memphis, TN

Meetings Vary, Shady Grove Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall

Contact | Website | Facebook

 

Mid-Tennessee Gem and Mineral Society

Tullahoma, TN

Monthly Meetings, Coffee County Lannom Library

Contact | Website | Facebook

 

Middle Tennessee Rockhounds

Nashville, TN

Monthly Meetings, Church of the Advent Episcopal

Website | Facebook

Texas

Dallas Paleontological Society

Dallas, TX

Monthly Meetings, Brookhaven College Geotechnology Institute (BCGI, building H)

Contact | Website | Facebook

 

Houston Gem & Mineral Society

Houston, TX

Monthly Meetings, Houston Gem & Mineral Society

Contact | Website | Facebook

 

Paleontological Society of Austin

Austin, TX

Monthly Meetings, Austin Gem and Mineral Society

Contact | Website

Utah

Utah Friends of Paleontology

Salt Lake City, UT

Monthly Meetings, Utah Geological Survey

Contact | Website | Facebook

Virginia

Northern Virginia Mineral Club

Arlington, VA

Monthly Meetings, Long Branch Nature Center

Contact | Website | Facebook

Washington

Friends of Stonerose

Republic, WA

Monthly Meetings, Stonerose Interpretive Center and Eocene Fossil Site

Contact | Website | Facebook

 

Northwest Paleontological Association

Seattle, WA

Monthly Meetings, Burke Museum

Contact | Website

 

Wenas Mammoth Foundation

Selah, WA

Monthly Meetings, Wenas Mammoth Foundation

Contact | Website | Facebook

West Virginia

West Virginia Fossil Club

Clarksburg, WV

Monthly Meetings, Waldomore Mansion (Clarksburg, VA)

Website | Facebook

Wisconsin

Madison Gem and Mineral Club

Madison, WI

Monthly Meetings, Madison Gem and Mineral Club

Contact | Website | Facebook