Not able to visit the park in person? Here are some fun ways to virtually experience the park:
You can always see what's happening at Florissant Fossil Beds on the Monument's webcam.
Follow a Fossil is a short video that takes you into the field with researches to an excavation site and then into the lab to discover how paleontologists do their work and why it is important.
Take virtual tours of an outdoor exhibit area that features some of the largest petrified redwood tree stumps (by diameter) in the world, the 1878 Hornbek Homestead or the Paleontology lab at Florissant Fossil Beds.
You can keep up with the Monument on it's Facebook or Twitter page.
Activities for Kids (or former kids)
Earn your Virtual Junior Ranger Badge and/or Virtual Night Sky Junior Ranger Badge online.
You can see a lot of great images of fossils on the IDig Paleo website. There are also some galleries of images to look at on our Photogallery page and in the paleontology section of our website.
Last updated: November 19, 2022