Fossil leaf in sand stone.
Connecting the public, scientific, and the local communities through our fossil resource.

Our Hours

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!

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    A day of adventure finding fossils.
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    Boothill Fossil Site attracts fossil hunters from around the world.
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    Fossil finds are reviewed and identified.
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    Students on field trip search for fossils.
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    Stonerose’s most famous fossil find has been included in “National Geographic” magazine.

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Our Famous Fossil

Stonerose's famous Florissantia Quilchenensis fossil (flower from an extinct cocoa tree).
Stonerose’s famous Florissantia Quilchenensis fossil (flower from an extinct cocoa tree).

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

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