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.
2018 Membership Dig
April 27, 28, and 29th members will be getting “first crack” at our Boot Hill site in Republic! This annual event is one of the benefits of membership, and marks the beginning of the fossil hunting season. The hill will open to the general public on May 2.Two of our “resident” scientists, Dr. Kathleen Pigg and Dr. […]
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
“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 […]