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    John Day Fossil Beds

    National Monument Oregon

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For Kids

Image of kids having fun with stamps in the classroom.
Drawing and coloring in the classroom is fun for the whole family.
 
Image of young visitors watching a paleontologist work in the lab.
The laboratory viewing window allows visitors to watch the paleontologists at work.
 
Image of kids using a microscope in the classroom.
The classroom gives kids a chance to touch rocks and fossils, and use a computer microscope.

Did You Know?

Image of three toed horses.

The first horses evolved in North America 50 million years ago, and at least 14 different genera have been found at the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in Oregon.