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.
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FOSSIL DIGGING SEASON IS HERE AND WE ARE OPEN!
Our employees are all fully vaccinated. Please see our mask policy below.
We ask that all our guests mask up when inside the Center for the health and safety of our community. We also ask that you practice social distancing when inside the Center.
If you feel you may be carrying the virus, have 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 community and visitors.
When at the digging site you may unmask as long as there is space to practice distancing. We hope that everyone will be considerate of other diggers at the fossil site and give each other space.
Thanks to Humanities Washington, Innovia Foundation, Washington State Library, and Ferry County Sunrise for providing rapid response funding to organizations facing financial hardship! Their grants helped us purchase supplies necessary to meet CDC guidelines for safety, allowed us to hire back seasonal staff, and even allowed us to let low income youth dig for free.
We hope you all enjoyed a safe and happy Labor Day weekend! Fall hours are now in effect. Hope to see you here while the weather is perfect for digging! We are open 6 days a week through the end of October so come on over and see what you discover! ... See MoreSee Less