Exhibit Installation May 14 - 22
New exhibits will be installed in the new visitor center May 14 - 22. Access to the park film and exhibits may be reduced. You may want to consider visiting after May 23 if you schedule permits. The park remains open every day from 9am - 5pm.
NPS Photo by Sheena Grabski
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is an excellent place for kids to explore, discover, learn, and have fun and we have 3 different programs for children available year round! The programs are a fun way to explore the park with your family while learning about the National Park Service. They are designed to help children explore the park, learn about its resources, and learn how to protect them. The children's activity booklets are available in the Visitor Center.
Children should be accompanied by an adult to participate in these programs.
When they are finished, return to the visitor center desk and review your activities with a ranger or volunteer who will then sign the certificate and present your child with their sticker, badge, or patch.
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument also hosts several fee free children's days every year.
Did You Know?
The name Florissant comes from a French word meaning "blooming" or "flowering." Florissant, Colorado was settled in 1870 and named after the town of Florissant, Missouri. The name still holds true as there are both modern and fossil flowers found in the area today.