Dickinson Fossil Heritage Center
The new center features activities including a children's fossil dig and bone puzzles, and exhibits about petrified wood and Nebraska rivers. More »
In Smithsonian Magazine: Evolution World Tour: Ashfall Fossil Beds, Nebraska Prehistoric rhinoceroses and horses died of volcanic ash inhalation 12 million years ago - their fossils are studied now as a perfect example of natural selection. More »
Curious about the excavation process and learning more about paleontology in Nebraska?
Join the excavation team on either Friday, July 25 or Saturday, July 26 for a hands-on learning experience near Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park. Rhino and tortoise fossils are common at the site, and past participants have made many important discoveries. Make plans to attend by reserving your spot using the form below. Reserve today as group space is limited to 12 participants per day. For more information call (402) 893-2000.
Completed forms can be mailed to: Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park, 86930 517th Avenue, Royal, Nebraska 68773
$60 per person per day Non-Members
$110 per person per day
*Must be a 2014 Friends member prior to January 1st to qualify for the Friends rate.