One of the best ways to experience a national park site is by participating in a ranger program! Fossil Butte National Monument offers a variety of ranger programs during in the summer months.
Fossil Preparation Demonstrations
The fossils we see in exhibits and museums didn't come out of the rock that way! To display fossils takes a lot of work and patience. Learn about the tools paleontologists use while you observe the delicate process of a ranger preparing a fossil in our Visitor Center's scientific lab. This program is available daily between 10 am and 5 pm.
Fossil Quarry Program (Summer Only)
Ever wonder how fossils are found and collected? Join us in the Research Quarry and learn all about the real life work of a paleontologist. You will learn more about ongoing research, help us look for fossils, and record the findings of the day. While you cannot keep any fossils, you can contribute to the world of science!
Ranger TalksExperience a National Park Service tradition by participating in a ranger presentation! All programs are 20-25 minutes long.
Last updated: May 26, 2018