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    John Day Fossil Beds

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Operating Hours & Seasons

All three units are open year-round.

There are two museums in the monument and both are located in the Sheep Rock unit. There are no visitor centers in the Painted Hills or Clarno units.

Thomas Condon Paleontology Center
Sheep Rock Unit

Daily hours:
Summer Hours through Sunday September 21: 9am - 5pm
September 22, 2014 to May, 2015: Core hours 10am - 5pm (The museum may open at 9am when staffing allows)

There are no anticipated closure dates for the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center through the winter season other than Federal holidays from Veteran's Day in November through Presidents Day in February, and December 24th and 31st.

Cant Ranch House
Sheep Rock Unit

Daily Hours:
September 1st through May 1, 2015, hours are 9am - 4pm, Monday - Thursday. It is open some Fridays when staff is available. It is closed on weekends. The Cant House may have to close without notice if there are not enough staff available. It will be closed on Federal Holidays from Veteran's Day in November through Presidents Day in February, as well as December 24th and 31st.

Summer hours 9am - 4pm Monday - Thursday and open most Fridays. The Cant House museum may be open (staffing dependent) from 10am - 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day weekend.

Did You Know?

Image of an artistic rendition of a brontothere,

Brontotheres, large relatives of horses and rhinoceros, once lived on the North American continent.