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?
Fossil mammals are rare from the Florissant fossil beds, but a mountain mole was recently discovered, making it the oldest record in North America.