Kids are welcome at Fossil Butte National Monument with several activities designed especially for you.
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.
Prepare to hike 1/2 mile up hill. Wear comfortable hiking boots, sunscreen, and bring drinking water and insect repellent. There is a restroom available at the start of the Nature Trail.
Fossil Rubbings Even though you can't take fossils from the monument, you can create a fossil image to take home.
Jr. Ranger Program If you have 20-40 minutes during your visit, a great way to learn about the amazing fossils and other cool things about the national monument is to participate in this program. Pick up a free booklet when you arrive at the visitor center. The program is not available as a distance learning activity.
Last updated: June 16, 2021