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.
Fish are the most abundant of vertebrate fossils found at Florissant Fossil Beds.
Fossil birds are rare at Florissant. All three species have been found in the ancient lake beds.
National Museum of Natural History, USNM-11955
A small variety of mammals have been discovered at Florissant Fossil Beds.
Did You Know?
The massive petrified redwood stump known as the "Big Stump" is not actually the largest diamter stump at Florissant Fossil Beds. The "Big Stump" measures 38 feet in circumference, but the biggest stump is over 41 feet.