Now that winter is over start hunting for fossils!  Our annual Fossil Hunt Contest officially underway and runs until August 31st.  So start searching backyards, lakeshores, river banks, and anywhere else you think there may be fossils.  Bring in your fossils starting June 1st and you may just win a great prize!  Get outside and enjoy nature, and find a great piece of history.  Entry forms and rules are available below.



1st Place: 

$50 Gift Certificate plus a Fossil Pine Cone


2nd Place:

$35 Gift Certificate plus an Ammonite


3rd Place: 

$15 Gift Certificate plus a piece of Fossil Amber


A $10 Gift Certificate will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Best Fossil Shell 
  • Best Fossil Coral
  • Best Fossil Found by a 1st or 2nd Grader
  • Best Fossil Found by a 3rd or 4th Grader 
  • Fossil Found Furthest from The Gem Shop   
  • Fossil Found Closest to The Gem Shop 
  • The Most Unusual Fossil 
  • The Best Wisconsin Fossil 

Fossil Hunting Information: