Active Science & Spectacular Scenery

Colorful rock formations at John Day Fossil Beds preserve a world class record of plant and animal evolution, changing climate, and past ecosystems that span over 40 million years.  Exhibits and a working lab at the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center as well as scenic drives and hikes at all three units allow visitors to explore the prehistoric past of Oregon and see science in action.

Learning about dead things has never been more lively.

The Age of Mammals Comes to Life

Learn about Earth's history from one of the most complete fossil records on the planet.

Enjoy hiking trails and other outdoor activities at John Day Fossil Beds.

Hike at John Day Fossil Beds

Enjoy hiking trails and other outdoor activities at or near John Day Fossil Beds.

A large variety of fossils await you.

John Day Fossils

Over tens of millions of years, a wide variety of plants and animals inhabited the area. See what has been unearthed.

Last updated: December 2, 2017

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32651 Highway 19
Kimberly, OR 97848


(541) 987-2333

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