Prescribed Burning in October
Fire crews plan to implement a prescribed burn on approximately 180 acres of monument land starting the week of October 13. This alert banner will be used to communicate whether or not burning is taking place on any given day. More »
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 massive petrified redwood stump known as the "Big Stump" is not actually the largest diameter stump at Florissant Fossil Beds. The "Big Stump" measures 38 feet in circumference, but the biggest stump is over 41 feet.