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.
Fall hours begin Labor Day. Starting Wednesday, September 6, we will be open Wednesdays through Sundays from 8 to 5. As always, the latest time to go up to the site to look for fossils is 3 pm, and you must return to the Center for fossil identifications no later than 4 pm.
The site closes for the Winter season on October 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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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 did the chewing. How cool is that?” -S. Lawrence
Our “tween” granddaughter can be a hard sell and we knew we had hit gold when she said “I could stay here forever”.
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