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.
Fossil hunting season is here and we are open! We are also pleased to announce our first in a series of free virtual events; “A Conversation with the Scientists,” streaming live on Facebook Monday, May 24th @ 6pm.
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FOSSIL DIGGING SEASON IS HERE AND WE ARE OPEN!
Our employees will be wearing masks and social distancing as required by state regulations.
WE WILL REQUIRE ALL VISITORS TO ALSO WEAR A MASK and 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, 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 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.
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.