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    John Day Fossil Beds

    National Monument Oregon

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.

Final Winter Closure Day for the paleontology museum and Cant Ranch:
February 16 (President's Day)

Thomas Condon Paleontology Museum
Through May, 2015
Daily hours:
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
See below for all holiday closure dates
Summer museum hours are anticipated to resume Memorial Day weekend, 2015: 9am - 5pm.

Cant Ranch Historic Home
Through May, 2015
Monday - Thursday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The house is open Fridays when staff is available. Closed weekends. The grounds and trails at the ranch are open year round. Summer hours for the house will be announced in the spring of 2015.

Annual Closure Dates for the Paleontology Museum and Cant Home

January 1 (New Year's)
January 19 (Martin Luther King Day)
February 16 (President's Day)
November 11 (Veterans Day)
November 26 (Thanksgiving)
December 24 (Christmas Eve)
December 25 (Christmas)
December 31 (New Year's Eve)

The paleontology museum is always open on Federal holidays from Memorial Day to Columbus Day. The Cant Ranch house is open on these holidays when staffing allows.

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