During 2022 we celebrate the 13th Anniversary of National Fossil Day! Join paleontologists, educators, and students in fossil-related events and activities across the country in parks, classrooms, and online during National Fossil Day. National Fossil Day is an annual celebration held to highlight the scientific and educational value of paleontology and the importance of preserving fossils for future generations. Learn more, Dig 20 Ideas Inspired by National Fossil Day.
Celebrate Our Geologic Heritage
NFD 2022 Artwork
Featuring an Eocene forest in celebration of the 150-year anniversary of Yellowstone National Park and the park's fossil heritage.
2022 Art Contest Announced
This year's contest theme is, “The Age of Mammals in our National Parks and Monuments”
Age of Dinosaurs
inosaur fossils found at least 21 NPS areas encompasses everything from some of the earliest to the last known dinosaurs of North America.
Last updated: March 6, 2022