Start your journey into the past in the visitor center. At the visitor center desk, you can meet with a ranger, get orientation information, pay your entrance fee, and plan your visit.
"Shadows of the Past" is an 18 minute film, which can be viewed on request.
Enjoy a variety of hands on exhibits about fossils and science. The exhibit area is the only site in the park to see the fragile insect and leaf fossils, so make sure to drop by.
The Rocky Mountain Conservancy runs a small bookstore which has a variety of books, clothing, and a large kids section.
Fossil Learning Lab
During the summer, the yurt (large round tent in picnic area) is open as a fossil learning lab, as staffing allows.There are hands-on stations for families and youth to discover some of the varied and detailed fossils found at Florissant including a chance to use hand lenses, magnifying glasses, and microscopes. Park rangers are on-site to answer any questions you may have.
Last updated: June 27, 2022