• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

For Kids

There are 3 different programs for children to explore the park available year round!

To participate in the programs, you must obtain an activity book from the Visitor Center. Once you have completed the activities in the book check in with a ranger at the desk to be presented with your badge or patch. The average time for kids to complete the booklets is 2 hours.

 

Click FOR KIDS to learn more about programs for your children.

 
Junior Ranger, Brooke Ashbridge
Brooke Ashbridge earns another Junior Ranger badge!
NPS Photo by Sheena Grabski

Did You Know?

leaf fossil

In 1922, Fossil Cycad National Monument, in South Dakota, was established as the third NPS area to preserve fossils, however by the mid 1930s all the fossils visible at the surface had been removed, leaving nothing for visitors to see. As a result, congress removed Fossil Cycad National Monument from the National Park System in 1957.