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 two 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 Hornbek Homestead is located within the boundaries of Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. It was built in 1878 and owned by Adeline Hornbek a rancher and single mother of four teenaged children.