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.
We are open Tuesday-Saturday in the Winter Season Nov. 1, 2016 thru April 22, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. See hours, location, and contact info.
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 Polish Amber jewelry is on everyone’s list…
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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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