Celebrate National Fossil Day at John Day Fossil Beds National Monument Saturday, October 15, 9am-5pm

Join John Day Fossil Beds National Monument on Saturday, October 15 for a day of activities and demonstrations that will get you down in the dirt to discover fossils!

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.

All participants, regardless of age, who become Junior Paleontologists will be rewarded with an official badge and a “Don’t Hurt the Dirt” button/magnet. Check the official website and social media for more information.

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument Announces Winter Visitor Center Hours

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is ready for the winter season with new visitor center hours.

Beginning October 9, 2022, the Thomas Condon Visitor Center will be open 9am to 5pm every day. Park restrooms, trails and overlooks are always open to enjoy.

Come explore the museum and view the fascinating fossil history of the area. You can also pick up holiday gifts from the park store, watch fossils being prepared in the lab and enjoy the park film.

About the National Park Service:
More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 419 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities.


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