December 17 Road Closure Near Visitor Center
December 17: Badlands Loop Road (Highway 240) will be temporarily closed at Cedar Pass for emergency repair work. The closure is expected to be in place for two to three weeks, weather dependent. An alternate route to access Interstate 90 will be posted. More »
Badlands in Your Classroom Programs, K-12
Badlands in Your Classroom programs have concluded for the 2012-2013 school year. Information about scheduling programs for the 2013-2014 school year will be available by October. You may also contact us for information about program offerings and reservations.
3-4: Time Travel with Fossils
Fossil Trading Cards (1.84 MB pdf)
5-6: Can You Dig It?
7-8: Water World
Not within 80 miles? Check out our Distance Learning opportunities. A guest speaker will visit your classroom by video conference.
Did You Know?
Four species of wildlife have been reintroduced into the Badlands since its establishment as a National Monument in 1939. The black-footed ferret, bighorn sheep, bison, and swift fox, once exterminated from the area's mixed grass prairie, are again thriving in their native habitat.