Welcome to the home page of the Paleontological Society of Austin, Texas.

Come and join us! We go on monthly field trips and if you enjoy fossils you will have a great time. Children are welcome and many of our field trips are suitable for kids. See the field trip calendar.

Purpose: The PSoA is a scientific, non-profit community-based organization devoted to the study of fossils. Our goals are: advancing the state of the science, educating the public, and collecting and identifying fossil specimens. Activities include:
  • monthly meetings, field trips, and newsletters
  • an annual fossil show with educational programs for kids
  • irregular technical publications
  • educational presentations
  • exchanges of specimens and information with amateur and professional paleontologists world-wide
The focus is primarily on Texas fossils, fossil collecting in Texas and involvement with Central Texas organizations. PSoA is a member of the South Central Federation of Mineral Societies.
Normally 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM
But always check the calendar
Austin Gem and Mineral Society (See Map)
6719 Burnet Lane, Austin, TX 78757
(512) 458-9546
The public is invited and always welcome!
Looking for fossils to collect or just to admire? Follow this link and select Texas from the pulldown list for a map to Austin and Texas fossil localities, organizations, museums, and events.

Educational games and activities on the web for children.
27th Annual Fossil Fest:
Nov 4 & 5, 2017  rain or shine.
Exhibits, dealers & door prizes.
Indoors at Old Settler's Association Headquarters
Highway 79, Round Rock, TX
(3 miles east of IH-35, next to Dell Diamond)

Starting in Fall 2011, Friends of Big Bend National Park set out to raise $1 million in the coming years to create the Fossil Discovery Trail - a new exhibit space and interpretive trail at the existing Fossil Bone Exhibit site. You can help!

SCFMS Logo AFMS Logo     PSoA is affiliated with
    South Central Federation
of Mineral Societies
    American Federation of Mineral Societies
    1st Place SCFMS Website 2013        1st Place SCFMS Website 2011