PaleoTime

The greatest fossil show in Belgium

PaleoTime
Sunday, 11th of November 2018
from 10:00 till 17:00

Remylaan 4b, 3018 Wijgmaal (Leuven/Louvain), Belgium
- Free entrance -

  • PaleoTime 2018 logo

    The 2018 logo of Paleotime is a nice artistical reconstruction of a Matheronodon provincialis. The predecessor of the Iguanodon is amazingly rendered by artist Lukas Panzarin. Many thanks to Lukas for his permission to use his artwork.

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  • Fossil fair

A fossil for young and old. From a nice gadget to a beautiful museum piece. PaleoTime offers a very diverse and varied range, from ammonites and trilobites to shark teeth and dinosaur bones, from recent to antiquarian reading and identification books, scientific literature, preparation material, lashes, hammers, storage boxes, stands, ... and above all a lot of useful tips & tricks.

PaleoTime has it all !!!

The first edition took place in 2012. After 7 years we have become the biggest paleontological event in Belgium and probably the BeNeLux. Since a few years our northern neighbors organize PaleoTime-NL.

Only fossils and geological material are allowed.
Minerals, shells, jewels, corals, ivory, archaeological artefacts, forgeries, recent material etc. are strictly prohibited.

  • Informative lectures

PaleoTime also wants to stimulate the mutual exchange of experience and knowledge, both among collectors and between collectors and scientists. That is why we also hold a series of lectures during the fair, the PaleoTime Lectures.

Three short (30 min) powerful and above all fascinating lectures on an active scientific topic brought by eloquent scientists and / or citizen-scientists at a very intelligible level.

  • Preparation demonstrations

The main prize of the tombola is the trilobite that will be prepared by some very experienced trilobite preparators. You can follow live how the trilobite is released piece by piece from the surrounding rock.


  • Literature & Antiquarian

At PaleoTime, many exhibitors provide a particularly wide range of scientific and vulgarising literature. Several exhibitors are established names in the world of old and antiquarian books. Take here your chance to get that rare publication.
You can also find a lot of old and recent publications at booth of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences.


  • Geological material

Preparation materials, magnifying glasses, hammers, chisels, storage boxes, uprights, ...
PaleoTime has it all!


  • Children's animation

While you are quietly walking around the fair or attending a lecture, our enthusiastic animation team will keep your kids busy.
The youngest can enjoy themselves with color pens and balloons. The handy harry's can make beautiful replicas of ammonites or other fossils.

Do not forget to take a photo with our dinosaur !!!

  • Cafetaria

In our cafeteria you can watch your latest acquisitions with a cup of coffee or a nice beer. Cake and hot-dogs are also traditionally on the menu.

  • Organizers & sponsors

PaleoTime is a big organization that is only possible through the cooperation of various associations and thanks to the help of dozens of volunteers.

HONA vzw
The main organization is in the hands of HONA vzw (a non profit organization). They take care of the logistics, catering and practical organization of Paleotime.
HONA also takes care of contacting the various (international) exhibitors.

Paleontica (fossiel.net)
Already from the first edition Paleontica was involved in the organization of the fair. They provide a lot of publicity through the forum "fossiel.net". They also provide the live preparations and the gift of the main prize for the tombola.

Paleobiologische Kring
The Paleobiological Association is working towards close collaboration between the scientific world and the amateurs. They organize the fascinating and busy attended PaleoTime Lectures.

Sponsor: TriloBase
Trilobase is undoubtedly one of the best database programs for the management of your fossil collection. Not only fossils but also your collection of minerals and artefacts can be managed with Trilobase. The program is available in several languages, including English, French, Dutch and Spanish. For more info: www.trilobase.com
Trilobase is the sponsor of this PaleoTime website.


Sponsor: STEEL nv/sa
The company STEEL nv/sa sponsors the PaleoTime event for a considerable amount. Thanks to them, we can let the fossil fair continue in the beautiful and easily accessible location in Wijgmaal.