Fossil leaf in sand stone.

Our Hours

We are open May 28 thru Sept. 3  Daily  (CLOSED Labor Day)  8 a.m. to 5 p.m. See hours, location, and contact info.

Fall hours begin Labor Day. Starting Wed., Sept. 6, we will be open Wed. through Sun. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.   As always, the latest time to go up to the site to look for fossils is 3 p.m., and you must return to the Center for fossil identifications no later than 4 p.m.

The site closes for the Winter season on Oct. 30. The Center remains open all Winter for browsing and shopping!

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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Stonerose recently attended National Hunting and Fishing Day and introduced our fossils to a bunch of folks who didn't know about us. Many attendees come to our area to hunt and fish, and told us that now they'd bring their whole families, since there is so much more to do! The event is sponsored by the Department of Fish and Wildlife. ... See MoreSee Less

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Mrs. Kara Walsh Walsh's 6th grade class came to Kid's Day and had some fun at Boot Hill and painting a geologic timeline in the street! ... See MoreSee Less

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Fossil Days this weekend The Stonerose Interpretive Center and Fossil Site will host its seventh annual National Fossil Days celebration this weekend. The program will start with Kids Day on Friday which includes painting the popular geologic timeline on part of Kean Street in front of the center. Saturday, there will be lots of digging for fossils followed with a dinner and scientific presentation. There will be a no-host social hour, dinner and silent auction from 5 p.m. till 7 p.m. Dinner will be served from 6 to 6:30 p.m. There will be a casual menu of ribs, baked potatoes, salad, bread and dessert for $15. Early reservations are urged. More on this in Wednesday's View

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Our Famous Fossil

Stonerose's famous Florissantia Quilchenensis fossil (flower from an extinct cocoa tree).

Stonerose’s famous Florissantia Quilchenensis fossil (flower from an extinct cocoa tree).

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

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