Discover Miocene fossils found in the late 1800's and early 1900's. The great bonebed of Agate documents a mass death event of one rhino type which once roamed North America. Other strange beasts, long extinct, include the chalicothere and entelodont families.
Learn of a friendship between rancher James Cook and Chief Red Cloud of the Oglala Lakota resulting in the James Cook Collection of American Indian artifacts.
Explore the mixed grass prairie and Niobrara River on two trails.
Field Trip--Ranger programs and guided hikes
Indoor programs and guided hikes about Miocene mammal fossils, historic excavations, High Plains Indian culture and artifacts, and ranching.Read More
Ranger visits classroom and presents talks about fossils or American Indians with the help of props, photos and/or slides.Read More
Live chats with a ranger on topics ranging from fossil exhibits, to excavations, to American Indian collections and question and answer sessions.Read More
Lesson plans include a downloadable Power Point and script for teachers to use in the classroom.Read More