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Paleo Preserve Fossil Museum Paleo Preserve Fossil Museum exists to educate young and old about Florida’s amazing fossil record. The museum is open on Saturday's from 9am-2-pm.
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It's located inside Camp Bayou Nature Preserve at 4140 24th Street SE in Ruskin. Admission is FREE.

We are open every Saturday from 9am-2pm
21/02/2023

We are open every Saturday from 9am-2pm

Thousands of Ice Age fossils -- some 2 million years old -- were discovered 40 years ago in Ruskin

Florida Birding and Nature Festival
21/10/2022

Florida Birding and Nature Festival

12/08/2022

News Ruskin’s Paleo Preserve Fossil Museum features ‘travelers in time’ by theObserver August 11, 2022 August 11, 2022 By LOIS KINDLE The prehistoric skulls, teeth and bones, featured in the Paleo Preserve Fossil Museum at Camp Bayou, reveal South Shore’s rich and fascinating history. They a...

This Saturday! Paleo Preserve will have a table set up, make sure to stop by and say hello!
07/04/2022

This Saturday! Paleo Preserve will have a table set up, make sure to stop by and say hello!

NO RESERVATION NEEDED

Can't wait to see you this Saturday!

06/03/2022
29/11/2021
What a beautiful day for a parade!
13/11/2021

What a beautiful day for a parade!

Come See Us at Medard Park This Saturday!
03/11/2021

Come See Us at Medard Park This Saturday!

We and Paleo Preserve Fossil Museum will be outreaching at Wonders of Wildlife Festival hosting by Raptor Center of Tampa Bay at Edward Medard Park (south of Plant City) this Saturday the 6th. Check it out!

Thanks for stopping by the Paleo Preserve Fossil Museum. Come back and see us!
13/08/2021

Thanks for stopping by the Paleo Preserve Fossil Museum. Come back and see us!

Mark your calendars! Camp Bayou's Back to School event is July 31st. Make sure you stop by the Paleo table and check out...
01/07/2021

Mark your calendars! Camp Bayou's Back to School event is July 31st.
Make sure you stop by the Paleo table and check out the Paleo Preserve Fossil Museum!

Our annual Back to School, Back to Nature event July 31st 9am-12pm! It's a FREE event but please pre-register in advance at https://forms.gle/qtQ2ueXFUWytfVzj6

At noon we will have a fundraiser to help raise money for a much needed kayak shed. We will offer beginner canoe/kayak paddling trips around the ox bow for $5 per person

These wonderful fossil boxes are given free of charge to local teachers to use in their classrooms to educate students a...
28/04/2021

These wonderful fossil boxes are given free of charge to local teachers to use in their classrooms to educate students about Florida's fossils, especially the fossils found locally.

Thanks to Mosaic for a $1,000 grant to help with this project and thanks to Barry for putting the boxes together.

**Teachers interested in receiving a fossil box to give their students a “hands on experience” of seeing bones and teeth from millions of years ago can contact Paleo Preserve Fossil Museum: contact Moore at 813-385-7247 or [email protected]

Come see us tomorrow from 9am-2pm!https://www.observernews.net/2021/04/15/paleo-offers-look-at-pre-historic-south-shore/
16/04/2021

Come see us tomorrow from 9am-2pm!

https://www.observernews.net/2021/04/15/paleo-offers-look-at-pre-historic-south-shore/

By STEPHEN FLANAGAN JACKSON How would you like to go back in time, say 1.5 million years? Vicariously, of course. Schools and students in the South Shore area have this exceptional opportunity. Merely contact the Paleo Preserve Museum in Ruskin. And, by the way, you can order to go, and this phenome...

Paleo Preserve Fossil Museum is NOW open every Saturday from 9am-2pm!
20/03/2021

Paleo Preserve Fossil Museum is NOW open every Saturday from 9am-2pm!

This project is still in progress but it’s coming along very nicely. Thank you Jacob Milius with Eagle Scout troop 61. H...
09/03/2021

This project is still in progress but it’s coming along very nicely. Thank you Jacob Milius with Eagle Scout troop 61. He did a great job pressure washing and re-building the picnic tables!

Make sure to stop by the Paleo Preserve Fossil Museum (located inside Camp Bayou) OPEN 9am-2pm every Saturday!
09/03/2021

Make sure to stop by the Paleo Preserve Fossil Museum (located inside Camp Bayou) OPEN 9am-2pm every Saturday!

Check out Camp Bayou's Winter Newsletter! There's a section about Paleo Preserve Fossil Museum.
21/12/2020

Check out Camp Bayou's Winter Newsletter! There's a section about Paleo Preserve Fossil Museum.

Welcome to Camp Bayou! Sharing the Wonders of Nature in Your Neighborhood Discover the ‘wilds’ of Florida right herein south Hillsborough County. The Center is currently operating on a limited basis during our normal hours. However… the pavilion, nature center and restrooms are still closed to...

Do you have a fossil lover on your holiday list? We have beautiful fossils for as low as $5! We're open every Saturday f...
12/12/2020

Do you have a fossil lover on your holiday list? We have beautiful fossils for as low as $5!
We're open every Saturday from 9am-12pm

Come see us! We're open 9am-12pm today.
05/12/2020

Come see us! We're open 9am-12pm today.

27/11/2020

The Paleo Preserve Fossil Museum will be closed tomorrow.

We are open every Saturday from 9am-12pm. Come check out the museum and don't forget to stop by the gift shop, where you...
27/11/2020

We are open every Saturday from 9am-12pm. Come check out the museum and don't forget to stop by the gift shop, where you are guaranteed to find the perfect holiday gifts for your rock lover!

This cat had been stuck in a tree right behind our Museum since Tuesday. We are so very grateful for Alex at Tree Servic...
22/11/2020

This cat had been stuck in a tree right behind our Museum since Tuesday. We are so very grateful for Alex at Tree Service!

Looking for a unique gift this holiday season? Come check out our gift shop inside the museum. We are open every Saturda...
14/11/2020

Looking for a unique gift this holiday season? Come check out our gift shop inside the museum. We are open every Saturday from 9am-12pm.

Pictured is a framed collection of fossils that were found at Peace River $25

29/09/2020

Fred Hendershot with a pre-historic giant pig skull and poster of other fossil skulls on exhibit at the museum.STEPHEN FLANAGAN JACKSON PHOTO

Now booking field trips! Come Explore With Us!Field trip includes an educational presentation with a hands-on dig experi...
29/09/2020

Now booking field trips! Come Explore With Us!

Field trip includes an educational presentation with a hands-on dig experience and museum tours. Participants discover, collect, and keep the fossils they find.

29/09/2020
29/09/2020

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4140 24th Street SE

33570

Opening Hours

09:00 - 14:00

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