Visitor Center Open / Road Construction
Park roads and parking lots are under construction. Expect occasional 10 - 15 minute road construction delays along Hwy 240 Loop Road. There is limited parking at the Ben Reifel Visitor Center. Please follow the signs to park in designate areas.
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?
The yellow and red layers in the badlands formations are fossilized soils, called paleosols. Fossil root traces, burrows, and animal bones found within the soils provide scientists with evidence of environmental and climatic changes that occurred in the badlands over time.