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 (map)
6719 Burnet Lane, Austin, TX 78757
(512) 458-9546
The public is invited.
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.
24th Annual Fossil Fest:
Nov 15 & 16, 2014  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