• View of the Monument across the Snake River

    Hagerman Fossil Beds

    National Monument Idaho

For Kids

You'll be amazed by our fossils!

Visitors enjoying our amazing fossils.

NPS Photo

Children visiting the Hagerman Fossil Beds Visitor Center enjoy seeing the latest DVD, exploring the Discovery Center, and becoming a Jr. Ranger!

Out on the Monument, the family can hike along the Emigrant Trail and pretend they're one of the many people who walked over 1,300 miles so far on this trek west. Or walk along the Oregon Trail and check out the wagon ruts left so many years ago. You're sure to find plenty of fun things to do and see.

Become a WebRanger!

Visit the National Park Service’s site for kids of all ages. If you love our National Parks, Monuments and Historic Sites, this site is for you. As a WebRanger, you’ll learn what Park Rangers do to help protect our natural resources and our cultural heritage. You’ll also learn how Park Rangers observe and discover new things about our National Parks - things to share with your friends.

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Did You Know?

Fossilized turtle shell

An in situ specimen of Clemmys owyheensis (pond turtle) was found out in the Monument. The field crew also found a jaw with several teeth from Thomomys gidleyi (pocket gopher) and a jaw from Trigonictis idahoensis (grison from the weasel family).