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Contact: Jeff Wolin, (719) 748 - 3253 ext 202
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is open year round. During the month of January the Monument is open every day of the week from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM, with the exception of New Year’s Day. Here are some other activities taking place during the month:
Monday, January 16. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Fee FREE
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Monument, as well as the other 413 national park units, will offer free admission.
Friday, January 20, Night Sky Program, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Join park staff and members of the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society to gaze at the dark skies above Florissant Fossil Beds in search of planets, galaxies, nebulas, and more. Meet at the Visitor Center.
There are no additional fees for any park programs beyond the daily entrance fee. Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument offers 15 miles of beautiful, yet lesser known, hiking trails to explore, a free Junior Ranger Program, three short self-guided trails, a park video and museum exhibits, and bookstore. For additional information, please call (719) 748-3253 or visit our website: www.nps.gov/flfo or on Facebook at /FlorissantNPS
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 413 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov