Fossil Butte: Visit a 52 Million-Year-Old Fossil Classroom

A fossil adventure awaits your students. Use this park as your classroom and discover the amazing things fossils teach us. Check out the lesson plans, traveling trunk, and be sure to visit the additional educational resources page. It has a downloadable poster, information on field trips and classroom visits, and some video presentations on the scientific collection and preparation of fossils.


fossil bird head

Fossil Photo Gallery

Fossils are windows into the past. Check out the incredible fossils from the Green River Formation.

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a view from the gravel portion of the scenic drive

Scenic Photo Gallery

The sagebrush steppe is a land of unique beauty. Here are some favorite scenes.

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pronghorn antelope

Want to Learn More?

Visit our Nature and Science page for more about the geology, fossils, today's landscape and its inhabitants.

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