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.
Volunteers-in-parks have provided Agate Fossil Beds with much in the way of work, expertise and service.
Carpentry, expertise in specialized areas, assistance in building an educational program for area schools and even hostess duties have been utilized here.
For volunteer opportunities with Agate Fossil Beds National Monument please contact Park Volunteer Coordinator Pam Carey by phone (308-436-9762) or e-mail us.
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...