Visitor Center Hours
The visitor center at Agate Fossil Beds will be open the following hours: Memorial Day till Labor Day Open Daily 9 am - 5 pm; Labor Day till Memorial Day Open Daily 8 am - 4 pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.
National Parks and Monuments protect many different historic, cultural and scenic areas all over the country and many of these have Junior Ranger programs. There is also a Junior Ranger website where you can become a WebRanger and earn the official WebRanger patch. Go to www.nps.gov/webrangers and start having fun. Set up your ranger station and you'll be ready to explore.
Junior Ranger Day is a part of National Park Week in April, get in free to all 397 parks and take advantage of special events in these parks. Use nps.gov to help plan your visit to an old favorite or find a new one.
Did You Know?
One of the more menacing beasts found in the quarries at Agate Fossil Beds was the Dinohyus. This big-toothed animal was a scavenger credited with tearing apart the rhino skeletons that ended up in the waterhole bonebed. Although not related to the pig family, his nickname was “Terrible Pig.” More...