• View of the Monument across the Snake River

    Hagerman Fossil Beds

    National Monument Idaho


Visitor Center Operating Hours & Seasons

Summer Hours:

June 5 - September 30:

Open every day 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Winter Hours:

Beginning October 5th the Visitor Center will be

closed every Tuesday and Wednesday until June 4th.

The Visitor Center will be open Thursday through Monday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Please check back before you visit as schedules may change.

The Visitor Center is open all Federal Holidays except for Thanksgiving,

Christmas (12/24 -25), and New Years Day. We will be closed on these days.

Did You Know?

Drawing of how the Hagerman Horse may have appeared.

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.