• View of the Monument across the Snake River

    Hagerman Fossil Beds

    National Monument Idaho

Plan A Field Trip

Students enjoy an educational program at the Fossil Beds.
Children practice paleontological methods while visiting the Fossil Beds.
An NPS Photo

Hagerman Fossil Beds offers a variety of fun and exciting educational opportunities for school and youth groups. Ranger-led field trips are offered throughout the year depending upon staffing levels. The best time of year to schedule a field trip is Sept - Oct and April - May. Please contact us for information about the programs we offer and to schedule your visit.

Classroom Programs:

Can't come for a visit? Invite a Park Ranger to visit your classroom for a hands-on, interactive curriculum based educational program. Each program can be tailored to fit the specific needs of your group.

Park Field Trips:

Come to Hagerman Fossil Beds for a hands-on exploration of the fossil beds. Park Rangers can present formal programs, lead a guided walk, or help you plan a special program.

Educational school programs are offered throughout the school year. Reservations are required.

Please contact the Education Specialist at (208)933-4126 or e-mail for more information or to schedule a program.

Did You Know?

Suckerfish fossil being prepped for removal to the lab.

The Hagerman Fossil Beds paleontology crew has made some unusual finds. Early one summer the field crew found an articulated skeleton of a suckerfish (family Catostomidae) which was later jacketed and brought back to the lab for cleaning and study.