Demonstration Fossil Lab
NPS Photo by Sheena Grabski
Help a Ranger release a fossil imprisoned for 34 million years!
Free them so they can enrich our story of Ancient Florissant.
Take "Paleontology 101" and learn how our Paleontology department excavates the shale beds and how they split the shale to find wonderful fossils. Try to identify a new discovery and learn how we prepare each fossil to become part of our collection.
Did You Know?
When a spider dies its legs usually curl under its body, however the spiders preserved at Florissant fossil beds usually show the legs fully extended.