Be A Junior Ranger
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument thinks Junior Rangers are special people!
So if you are between the ages of 6 and 12 years old we invite you to become a Hagerman Fossil Beds Junior Ranger.
Participants choose from a variety of activities to earn their Junior Ranger badge. You can take a short hike, visit the Monument on the self-guided auto tour, or search the Visitor Center for the correct answers. No matter which activity you choose, you are sure to have fun learning about Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument.
Junior Ranger booklets are available for free at the Hagerman Fossil Beds Visitor Center. The activities take about 1 - 2 hours to complete. Be sure to stop by, see the Hagerman Horse fossil, and become a Junior Ranger!
Did You Know?
The zebra-like horse fossil Equus simplicidens was originally named Plesippus shoshonensis by Dr. Gidley, Smithsonian paleontologist, who led the 1929 excavation at Hagerman. He felt the fossil was different enough to represent a new species distinct from any other fossil horses.