For Kids

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The fossil quarry program is offered Fridays and Saturdays in the middle of summer. Check the schedule in the visitor center for exact dates and times.

Fossil Quarry Program On Fridays and Saturdays during the middle of the summer, visit our research quarry and learn about how fossils are found. You can't keep any fossils, but you'll have fun learning how fossils and scientific information are collected.

The quarry is at the top of the Nature Trail, which is a 1.5 mile loop with a 300 ft. elevation gain. Wear comfortable hiking boots, sunscreen, and bring drinking water and insect repellent. There is a pit toilet available at the start of the Nature Trail.

Jr. Ranger Program If you have 30-60 minutes during your visit, a great way to learn about the amazing fossils and other cool things about the national monument is to become a junior ranger. Pick up a free booklet when you arrive at the visitor center. The program needs to be completed on-site; the monument cannot mail out books or badges.

Last updated: March 29, 2022

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