Fossil Preparation Demonstration and Exhibit Tour offered daily during the summer months. Ask questions as rangers and volunteers demonstrate the tools and techniques used to prepare fossils from the Green River Formation. During the exhibit tour, discover the stories told by the fossils and the rocks they are found in.
Quarry Program: "Aquarium in Stone" What better way to explore a fossil park than with a paleontologist in a fossil quarry. On Fridays and Saturdays during the summer, 11:00am-4:00pm (weather permitting) visit our fossil quarry and be introduced to the geology and paleontology of Fossil Basin. Wear comfortable hiking boots, sunscreen, and bring drinking water and insect repellent. Inquire at the visitor center for directions.
Allow 1.5 hours for this program.
If you discovered a fossil while participating in this program, go here to view the data collected.
Did You Know?
Railroad workers played a major role in the discovery of fossils from the Green River Formation. In the late 1860's, Union Pacific workers uncovered the first major fossil fish beds (Lake Gosiute) near the town of Green River, Wyoming.