We are open May 28 thru Sept. 3 Daily (CLOSED Labor Day) 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. See hours, location, and contact info.
A SCHEDULED COUNTY WIDE POWER OUTAGE WILL TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY, JULY 16! STONEROSE WILL BE OPEN FOR DIGGING FROM 8-11 AM ONLY, AND WILL CLOSE AT NOON, AS WE ARE UNABLE TO CONDUCT BUSINESS WITHOUT ELECTRICITY.
We apologize for the inconvenience. Head out to one of our fabulous lakes for the afternoon!
Come Hunt for Fossils!
A day of adventure finding fossils.
Boothill Fossil Site attracts fossil hunters from around the world.
Fossil finds are reviewed and identified.
Students on field trip search for fossils.
Stonerose’s most famous fossil find has been included in “National Geographic” magazine.
Epic Gifts at Stonerose!
Our Gift Shop is chock full of fun and unusual gifts! We have fossils and specimens in all shapes and sizes, from all over the world, and what kid doesn’t love rocks!
Speaking of rocks, our Amber jewelry from Poland and Lithuania is very reasonably priced and guaranteed genuine.
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The “Party in the Park: Funding Fabulous Fossils” Event was awesome! Thanks to all donors and attendees, Stonerose will be able to continue offering children (of all ages) the opportunities to learn about fossils and the thrill of discovering. We raised about $10,000 and are very pleased with the event. Staff and Volunteers transformed The City […]
Our Famous Fossil
Lisa Barksdale, former Stonerose Curator, and Wes Wehr, former paleobotanist for the Burke Museum, found this amazing lobed Florissantia quilchenensis. This specimen was pictured in the National Geographic magazine in July 2002 in an article titled “The Big Bloom,” because of … Read more
What Our Visitors Are Saying
Our “tween” granddaughter can be a hard sell and we knew we had hit gold when she said “I could stay here forever”.
“Addictive, fascinating, fun! We enjoyed our half day fossil hunting, and found several beautiful fossils. We were allowed to keep one of the two sides of a fossil leaf that showed chew marks made by a bug. The other side was sent for analysis to the scientists at the Burke Museum to identify the bug that did the chewing. How cool is that?” -S. Lawrence
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