Operating Hours & Seasons
Visitor Center Operating Hours
Beginning September 3rd the Visitor Center will be
closed every Tuesday and Wednesday until the week of June 16th.
Open Thursday through Monday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
June 16 - September 3:
Open every day 9:00 a.m. to 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, and New Year's Day. We will be closed on these days.
The road leading to the Monument is a public road and is open 24 hours a day. Access to the Monument closes at dusk.
Did You Know?
The Smithsonian began excavating the Fossil Beds in 1929. J.W. Gidley conducted the first excavation. Altogether they conducted 4 major excavations of the area.