Children visiting Hagerman Fossil Beds enjoy seeing the informational DVD at the Visitor Center. While there the Discovery Center is a fun spot to explore. Become a Jr. Ranger and earn a badge. Join us for programs and activities.
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 their trek west. Or you can walk along the Oregon Trail and check out the wagon ruts left so many years ago.
Come and have lots of fun!
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.