Phones out of order
The visitor center phone line is not working reliably. If you are unable to get through to the staff during business hours, click the More link to email visitor services and a ranger will contact you as soon as possible. More »
Changes to Visitor Service Due to Sequestration
Due to mandatory, across-the-board budget cuts, some visitor services in this park have changed. Please check the Plan Your Visit section for more information. More »
Operating Hours & Seasons
Thomas Condon Paleontology Center Hours:
Starting May 1st, 2013, the paleontology center hours are 10am - 5pm. Starting in June, it will be closed most Mondays. Check the calendar to the right side of the page for closure dates indicated in red. The center may close without notice if there is not enough staff present that day.
Cant Ranch Museum:
The Cant Ranch Museum is closed on weekends. It is generally open Mondays through Thursdays and alternate Fridays from 9am - 4pm, dependent on staff availability.
Did You Know?
The Painted Hills at the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument are made of heavily eroded volcanic ash layers.