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. Read More

Learning about dead things has never been more lively.

The Age of Mammals Comes to Life

Learn about North America's and the world's past from one of the most complete fossil records on the planet.

Image of a virtual fossil

Virtual Tour

Travel back into the distant past in North America, to the wilds of volcanic Central Oregon.

The National Park Service turns 100 this year, and we are celebrating with special events.

Celebrate the 100th birthday of the NPS

The National Park Service turns 100 this year, and we are celebrating with special events.

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Mailing Address:

32651 Highway 19
Kimberly, OR 97848

Phone:

(541) 987-2333

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