Shortly after Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument was established 44 years ago, plans were made to build a visitor center. Four decades later, those plans finally have been fulfilled with the recent completion of a new visitor center and research facility complete with new, interactive exhibits and an updated theater. The park plans to celebrate with a fee free, grand opening weekend Saturday, June 15 and Sunday June 16.
Sunday, June 16th, the celebration will continue with light refreshments being served from 10–3, tours of the paleontology lab and collections area from 11–1, building technology tours from 10–2, and a full day of ranger guided walks, talks, and demonstrations.
For those interested, a small ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on Friday morning at 10:00.
For more information please contact the park at (719) 748-3253.
The Monument is now open 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily through Labor Day.
To learn more about the new visitor center, and a complete schedule of the opening visit Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument’s website. More details also are available from the monument at (719) 748-3253.