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.
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The Age of Mammals Comes to Life
Learn about Earth's history from one of the most complete fossil records on the planet.
Last updated: December 2, 2017