Stonerose Interpretive Center & Eocene Fossil Site

Come visit Stonerose’s 48-million-year-old fossil beds!

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

FOSSIL HUNT AT OUR EOCENE FOSSIL SITE

The public is welcome to visit Stonerose and search for fossils in our Eocene fossil beds. At the time of your visit, the Stonerose staff will explain our rules for digging and how to find fossils. After showing all your finds to the staff for identification, you may keep three fossils per day.

IDENTIFY YOUR FINDS WITH THE STONEROSE GUIDE BOOK! AVAILABLE NOW!

THANKS TO ALL OF OUR DINO DAY VISITORS!

The Stonerose Booth at the Burke Museum Dino Day was very active and a lot of fun! We counted 575 kids who split shale and received a fossil from our Boot Hill site.

Another 1000 or so accounted for parents and older attendees, who didn’t split shale but asked lots of questions and found out just where in the world “Republic” is!  We had a great team to staff the booth, and look forward to next year at the Burke.

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