Akron Fossils & Science Center

Akron Fossils & Science Center Our Science Center features hands-on guided tours and science activities. Our exhibits display many fossils from Ohio and around the world. We look forward to having you visit our 4,500 square foot museum and 2 1/2 acre outdoor adventure park.

OFF SEASON HOURS*
Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM
Labor Day-Memorial Day
Visits during the week by appointment only. SUMMER HOURS (Memorial Day-Labor Day)
Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM

Always closed on Sundays and Mondays

Closed on most major holidays
Date list at http://akronfossils.com/hours-and-admission

Guided tours begin at the top and the bottom of the hour
Last tour begins at 3:30 PM

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OFF SEASON HOURS*
Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM
Labor Day-Memorial Day
Visits during the week by appointment only. SUMMER HOURS (Memorial Day-Labor Day)
Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM

Always closed on Sundays and Mondays

Closed on most major holidays
Date list at http://akronfossils.com/hours-and-admission

Guided tours begin at the top and the bottom of the hour
Last tour begins at 3:30 PM

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Operating as usual

We've just confirmed magician RJ Goody will be performing at our Carnival Fundraiser on October 9!! You won't want to mi...
09/10/2021
Annual Auction Fundraiser — The Akron Fossils and Science Center

We've just confirmed magician RJ Goody will be performing at our Carnival Fundraiser on October 9!! You won't want to miss it--or the games, prizes, food, and crafts that will be there too 🥳! www.akronfossils.org/auction.

   Come one, come all to the 2021 Akron Fossils & Science Center Annual Auction & Carnival Fundraiser! This year will feature an online silent auction along with a live, in-person carnival—there’s something for everybody! All week long, we’ll have exciting challenges, fun videos, and potenti...

09/08/2021

Please note, we are now on our off season hours and are CLOSED during the week. We are still open for tours every Saturday, though! Come visit us on Saturdays from 10am-5pm!

Check out the awesome gear donated by the Cleveland Cavaliers for our October 2 silent auction!! We're so grateful! This...
09/01/2021

Check out the awesome gear donated by the Cleveland Cavaliers for our October 2 silent auction!! We're so grateful! This is just one of the many items that will be up for bid--and more come in each day! If you want the chance to make this signed tshirt and Cavs gear yours, visit akronfossils.org/auction to register as a bidder.

Registration is now OPEN for our online Silent Auction & Carnival fundraiser!! While bidding doesn’t begin until October...
08/31/2021

Registration is now OPEN for our online Silent Auction & Carnival fundraiser!! While bidding doesn’t begin until October 2, you can head over to akronfossils.org/auction right now to learn more about this exciting event (our biggest fundraiser of the year!!). Registration is free, so head over to get all set to bid when the day arrives.

Registration is now OPEN for our online Silent Auction & Carnival fundraiser!! While bidding doesn’t begin until October 2, you can head over to akronfossils.org/auction right now to learn more about this exciting event (our biggest fundraiser of the year!!). Registration is free, so head over to get all set to bid when the day arrives.

This is our LAST week of summer hours 😭 After Labor Day, Akron Fossils & Science Center will be open on Saturdays only. ...
08/31/2021

This is our LAST week of summer hours 😭 After Labor Day, Akron Fossils & Science Center will be open on Saturdays only. So stop in this week from 10am-5pm and soak in those last rays of Summer with us!

This is our LAST week of summer hours 😭 After Labor Day, Akron Fossils & Science Center will be open on Saturdays only. So stop in this week from 10am-5pm and soak in those last rays of Summer with us!

Join us TONIGHT from 6-8pm for our Simply Science & Studies Open House! Learn about these hands-on classes for home educ...
08/30/2021

Join us TONIGHT from 6-8pm for our Simply Science & Studies Open House! Learn about these hands-on classes for home educated students, meet the instructors, and reconnect with classmates. This will take place at Akron Fossils & Science Center. New, returning, and still-exploring students and families are all welcome!

Join us TONIGHT from 6-8pm for our Simply Science & Studies Open House! Learn about these hands-on classes for home educated students, meet the instructors, and reconnect with classmates. This will take place at Akron Fossils & Science Center. New, returning, and still-exploring students and families are all welcome!

Come say hi to Rosie, our adorable bearded dragon! We’re open from 10am-5pm today!
08/28/2021

Come say hi to Rosie, our adorable bearded dragon! We’re open from 10am-5pm today!

Come say hi to Rosie, our adorable bearded dragon! We’re open from 10am-5pm today!

Did you know ferrets are extremely intelligent creatures? Lately ours have been trying to figure out the latches on thei...
08/27/2021

Did you know ferrets are extremely intelligent creatures? Lately ours have been trying to figure out the latches on their enclosure! Don’t worry—we’ve added extra security! Doesn’t she seem to be saying “Trouble? Who me?!” She IS pretty adorable!!

Did you know ferrets are extremely intelligent creatures? Lately ours have been trying to figure out the latches on their enclosure! Don’t worry—we’ve added extra security! Doesn’t she seem to be saying “Trouble? Who me?!” She IS pretty adorable!!

Hey homeschoolers! Did you know Akron Fossils & Science Center offers year-long, hands-on classes for home educated stud...
08/27/2021

Hey homeschoolers! Did you know Akron Fossils & Science Center offers year-long, hands-on classes for home educated students? These classes are aligned to Ohio state standards and are a fun, interactive way to meet a variety of your science, history, art, and other course requirements. Learn more at our Open House, Monday, August 30 from 6-8pm. Visit akronfossils.org/simply-programs for class info.

Hey homeschoolers! Did you know Akron Fossils & Science Center offers year-long, hands-on classes for home educated students? These classes are aligned to Ohio state standards and are a fun, interactive way to meet a variety of your science, history, art, and other course requirements. Learn more at our Open House, Monday, August 30 from 6-8pm. Visit akronfossils.org/simply-programs for class info.

Join us tonight for our monthly speaker series! Speaker Nick Reinfeld will be discussing the value in teaching Creation ...
08/26/2021

Join us tonight for our monthly speaker series! Speaker Nick Reinfeld will be discussing the value in teaching Creation Education and the impact it has on the Church and society as a whole. Doors open at 6:30pm and admission is by donation. All ages are welcome! www.akronfossils.org/speaker-series

Join us tonight for our monthly speaker series! Speaker Nick Reinfeld will be discussing the value in teaching Creation Education and the impact it has on the Church and society as a whole. Doors open at 6:30pm and admission is by donation. All ages are welcome! www.akronfossils.org/speaker-series

How important is the question of our origins? We’ll be digging into this topic at our Creation Education Museum’s August...
08/25/2021

How important is the question of our origins? We’ll be digging into this topic at our Creation Education Museum’s August Speaker Series, happening here at Akron Fossils tomorrow evening from 7-8:30pm.

How important is the question of our origins? We’ll be digging into this topic at our Creation Education Museum’s August Speaker Series, happening here at Akron Fossils tomorrow evening from 7-8:30pm.

Curious about our K-12 homeschool classes? Join us Monday, August 30 for our open house to meet our instructors and lear...
08/25/2021

Curious about our K-12 homeschool classes? Join us Monday, August 30 for our open house to meet our instructors and learn more about the programs. Whether you’re a returning student or a brand new learner, all are welcome!

Curious about our K-12 homeschool classes? Join us Monday, August 30 for our open house to meet our instructors and learn more about the programs. Whether you’re a returning student or a brand new learner, all are welcome!

School may have started, but we are still on our Summer Hours for 2 more weeks! Now through Labor Day, stop in any time ...
08/24/2021

School may have started, but we are still on our Summer Hours for 2 more weeks! Now through Labor Day, stop in any time Tues-Sat from 10am-5pm and explore the science of the past, present, and future on a guided, hands-on tour!

School may have started, but we are still on our Summer Hours for 2 more weeks! Now through Labor Day, stop in any time Tues-Sat from 10am-5pm and explore the science of the past, present, and future on a guided, hands-on tour!

We had a Marvelous time studying our marvelous moon at Super Science Saturday this past weekend! Join us next month as w...
08/24/2021

We had a Marvelous time studying our marvelous moon at Super Science Saturday this past weekend! Join us next month as we explore that classic symbol of fall—the pumpkin! Register here to snag your spot: https://www.akronfossils.org/super-science-saturday

We had a Marvelous time studying our marvelous moon at Super Science Saturday this past weekend! Join us next month as we explore that classic symbol of fall—the pumpkin! Register here to snag your spot: https://www.akronfossils.org/super-science-saturday

Do you homeschool, or have you been considering homeschooling? We’re here to help! During the schoolyear, Akron Fossils ...
08/18/2021

Do you homeschool, or have you been considering homeschooling? We’re here to help! During the schoolyear, Akron Fossils & Science Center offers hands-on courses in science, history, art, music, and S.T.E.A.M. to help you meet your curriculum goals in a fun, safe, social environment. We will be holding an open house for new and current students Monday, August 30. Stop in to meet the teachers, preview the curriculum, and learn more about the programs!

Do you homeschool, or have you been considering homeschooling? We’re here to help! During the schoolyear, Akron Fossils & Science Center offers hands-on courses in science, history, art, music, and S.T.E.A.M. to help you meet your curriculum goals in a fun, safe, social environment. We will be holding an open house for new and current students Monday, August 30. Stop in to meet the teachers, preview the curriculum, and learn more about the programs!

Volunteer folders are all prepped for tonight’s auction volunteer meeting! If you’re interested in helping to make this ...
08/17/2021

Volunteer folders are all prepped for tonight’s auction volunteer meeting! If you’re interested in helping to make this year’s fundraiser a success, stop by Akron Fossils & Science Center at 6:30pm tonight to learn how you can get involved.

Volunteer folders are all prepped for tonight’s auction volunteer meeting! If you’re interested in helping to make this year’s fundraiser a success, stop by Akron Fossils & Science Center at 6:30pm tonight to learn how you can get involved.

Our beautiful flowers are only in bloom for a short time—but they sure are gorgeous!
08/17/2021

Our beautiful flowers are only in bloom for a short time—but they sure are gorgeous!

Our beautiful flowers are only in bloom for a short time—but they sure are gorgeous!

08/16/2021

Do you love making creative basket arrangements? Are you an ace carpenter just itching to build some fun carnival games? Do you LOVE telling people how amazing Akron Fossils & Science Center is? Then we could use your help making our Silent Auction & Carnival fundraiser a success! Join us tomorrow evening at 6:30pm here at Akron Fossils for our first volunteer meeting! Email [email protected] with questions.

Enjoy the weekend with us here at Akron Fossils & Science Center! We’re open today from 10am-5pm.
08/14/2021

Enjoy the weekend with us here at Akron Fossils & Science Center! We’re open today from 10am-5pm.

Enjoy the weekend with us here at Akron Fossils & Science Center! We’re open today from 10am-5pm.

It’s time once again for our Annual Silent Auction & Carnival fundraiser, and we need YOU to help make it a success! Joi...
08/13/2021

It’s time once again for our Annual Silent Auction & Carnival fundraiser, and we need YOU to help make it a success! Join us Tuesday, August 17 from 6:30-8pm here at Akron Fossils for our first volunteer meeting. From wrapping baskets to gathering donations to running carnival games, there is something for all ages and skill levels to help out with. There are even tasks you can help with from the comfort of your own home! If you want to help, but can’t make our Tuesday meetings, email [email protected] and we’ll get you set up!

It’s time once again for our Annual Silent Auction & Carnival fundraiser, and we need YOU to help make it a success! Join us Tuesday, August 17 from 6:30-8pm here at Akron Fossils for our first volunteer meeting. From wrapping baskets to gathering donations to running carnival games, there is something for all ages and skill levels to help out with. There are even tasks you can help with from the comfort of your own home! If you want to help, but can’t make our Tuesday meetings, email [email protected] and we’ll get you set up!

There is still time to register for our Golf Outing Fundraiser! Enjoy the beautiful Pine Valley Golf Club course as you ...
08/12/2021

There is still time to register for our Golf Outing Fundraiser! Enjoy the beautiful Pine Valley Golf Club course as you help to support enriching hands-on education. Registration includes lunch and dinner, along with the opportunity to meet LPGA Pro, Barb Mucha! Visit https://www.akronfossils.org/golf-outing to register and learn more.

There is still time to register for our Golf Outing Fundraiser! Enjoy the beautiful Pine Valley Golf Club course as you help to support enriching hands-on education. Registration includes lunch and dinner, along with the opportunity to meet LPGA Pro, Barb Mucha! Visit https://www.akronfossils.org/golf-outing to register and learn more.

We hope everyone is safe after a windy night! Unfortunately our zipline caught some debris in the storm so it will be CL...
08/12/2021

We hope everyone is safe after a windy night! Unfortunately our zipline caught some debris in the storm so it will be CLOSED today. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to have it up and running again soon!

We hope everyone is safe after a windy night! Unfortunately our zipline caught some debris in the storm so it will be CLOSED today. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to have it up and running again soon!

Interested in learning more about our Simply classes? Current, new, and potential students and families are invited to j...
08/09/2021

Interested in learning more about our Simply classes? Current, new, and potential students and families are invited to join us on August 30th 6-8pm for our Simply Open House! Meet the teachers, see the classrooms, check out the curriculum, and ask questions. Whether this is your tenth year with us or if you’re still deciding if Simply courses are right for you, we can’t wait to meet you!

08/05/2021

Our newest furry friend (Calli, the ferret) out for a play this evening!

Save the date for our annual silent auction fundraiser! This year it will be one month earlier, with the silent auction ...
08/05/2021

Save the date for our annual silent auction fundraiser! This year it will be one month earlier, with the silent auction taking place online from October 2-8 and the in-person carnival happening here at AFSC on Saturday October 9. With baskets, raffle items, prizes, games, and delicious carnival food—not to mention the chance to support the science center—it’s an event you won’t want to miss!!

Save the date for our annual silent auction fundraiser! This year it will be one month earlier, with the silent auction taking place online from October 2-8 and the in-person carnival happening here at AFSC on Saturday October 9. With baskets, raffle items, prizes, games, and delicious carnival food—not to mention the chance to support the science center—it’s an event you won’t want to miss!!

Calling all homeschooled students! If you’re looking for a way to supplement your classes, we’ve got you covered! We off...
08/02/2021

Calling all homeschooled students! If you’re looking for a way to supplement your classes, we’ve got you covered! We offer year-long courses in science, history, STEAM, and more—all hands-on and designed to help meet Ohio State education standards. Visit www.akronfossils.org/simply-programs to learn more.

Calling all homeschooled students! If you’re looking for a way to supplement your classes, we’ve got you covered! We offer year-long courses in science, history, STEAM, and more—all hands-on and designed to help meet Ohio State education standards. Visit www.akronfossils.org/simply-programs to learn more.

07/30/2021

We’d like to give a huge THANK YOU to the Samuel Reese Willis Foundation for their generous grant of $5,000 to Akron Fossils & Science Center!! With their support, we will be able to purchase enriching hands-on materials and supplies for our tours and programs.

07/17/2021

We’re psyched about tsunamis today! Today’s Super Science Saturday event is exploring these incredible, powerful waves. If you weren’t able to register for this Saturday, there are plenty of spots open for next month—we’ll be learning all about the marvelous moon! Visit akronfossils.org/super-science-Saturday to register. We’re also open 10am-5pm for walk-in guided tours.

We’re having the best time studying habitats and homes at Creature Feature camp this week! One of the prizes the campers...
07/16/2021

We’re having the best time studying habitats and homes at Creature Feature camp this week! One of the prizes the campers can earn with their tickets? These fuzzy ferrets!! We still have space in our last 2 camps, C.S.I. and S.T.E.A.M.. Visit akronfossils.org/day-camps to register!

We’re having the best time studying habitats and homes at Creature Feature camp this week! One of the prizes the campers can earn with their tickets? These fuzzy ferrets!! We still have space in our last 2 camps, C.S.I. and S.T.E.A.M.. Visit akronfossils.org/day-camps to register!

What a Super Saturday learning about beach buddies with these jellies at today’s Super Science Saturday! If you want to ...
06/20/2021

What a Super Saturday learning about beach buddies with these jellies at today’s Super Science Saturday! If you want to join in on the fun next month when we learn about Tsunami Science, head to akronfossils.org to register today!

What a Super Saturday learning about beach buddies with these jellies at today’s Super Science Saturday! If you want to join in on the fun next month when we learn about Tsunami Science, head to akronfossils.org to register today!

Join us this Saturday, June 19, for a day full of fun as we learn about the beach and it's buddies! Super Science Saturd...
06/15/2021

Join us this Saturday, June 19, for a day full of fun as we learn about the beach and it's buddies! Super Science Saturday is for kids in K-6 who love all things science! Register to grab your spot today: https://www.akronfossils.org/super-science-saturday

Join us this Saturday, June 19, for a day full of fun as we learn about the beach and it's buddies! Super Science Saturday is for kids in K-6 who love all things science! Register to grab your spot today: https://www.akronfossils.org/super-science-saturday

Dino camp is underway! We’re already having so much fun digging into our spectacular specimens this summer🦖 Interested i...
06/14/2021

Dino camp is underway! We’re already having so much fun digging into our spectacular specimens this summer🦖 Interested in joining in on the fun? Good news! We have FIVE more camps coming up this summer! Check out akronfossils.org to register for one of our five themed camps today!

We are OPEN! Now that it's summer, we are open Tues-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Come for a tour, bring a lunch, and enjoy the su...
06/09/2021

We are OPEN! Now that it's summer, we are open Tues-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Come for a tour, bring a lunch, and enjoy the summer day in our 2-acre park!

We are OPEN! Now that it's summer, we are open Tues-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Come for a tour, bring a lunch, and enjoy the summer day in our 2-acre park!

Address

2080 S Cleveland Massillon Rd
Copley, OH
44321

Our parking lot is free and can accomodate buses.

Opening Hours

10am - 5pm

Telephone

(330) 665-3466

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OFF SEASON HOURS* Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM Labor Day-Memorial Day Visits during the week by appointment only.

SUMMER HOURS, Memorial Day-Labor Day: Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM

Always closed on Sundays and Mondays Closed on most major holidays Date list at https://www.akronfossils.org/plan-your-visit

Guided tours begin at the top and the bottom of the hour Last tour begins at 3:30 PM ___________ *We schedule group visits (15 or more) 2 weeks in advance. Call us today to see if your date is available.

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