The public is welcome to visit Stonerose and search for their own 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.
Our 2019 Auction! Abundant delicious appetizers and hors d’oeuvres.
2019 Auction was held in the historic Fair Barn Dance Hall! Unfortunately, the 2020 event has been cancelled.
We are open temporarily in our new location, right in the center of Republic. The address is 15 N. Clark.
We are open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, for Fossil Browsing and Gift Sales from 9-5 until further notice.
Our employees will be wearing masks and social distancing as required by state regulations. WE WILL REQUIRE ALL VISITORS TO ALSO WEAR A MASK* WHILE THEY ARE IN THE CENTER and to maintain 6 foot social distancing as much as possible. Please respect others while at the fossil site.
If you feel you may be carrying the virus, been exposed, or are feeling sick, please postpone your visit for everyone’s benefit. We simply cannot afford to take a chance with the health of our dedicated staff and visitors.
We recommend that you continue to wear personal protective equipment after you leave the Center to go dig for fossils. We hope that everyone will be considerate of other diggers at the fossil site and give each other space.
Thank you, Humanities Washington for providing rapid response funding to organizations facing financial hardship! Their grant helped us purchase necessary supplies necessary to meet CDC guidelines for safety.
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The Stonerose fossil site is officially closed for the season. The gift shop and Museum will be open in our 15 Clark Ave location 9am to 5pm, Thursday-Saturday. Thank you to everyone who helped make our abbreviated Covid impacted season a success. Hopefully, things will be a little more normal next season! ... See MoreSee Less
A big thank you to Stonerose Staff for maintaining a safe environment for our guests. The new space certainly helped to allow physical distancing while our visitors checked in, had their fossil finds identified, and shopped in our gift shop. Despite Covid-19, we had a good attendance this season, though less than previous years.
A big thank you to all our visitors! I hope you will come back again, and again.
Stonerose”s staff and volunteers do a great job! Go fossil nerds!
Eager to hear what kind of Children's programs you offered this summer and how successful they were. Wishing you all the best for next year!