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 »
Nearly 20 years after she discovered the skeleton of a pre-historic horse at Ashfall Fossil Beds, former intern Andria Skaff Niles returned to the state historical park this past summer to finish excavating her find.
Ashfall Fossil Beds Visitor Guide A new nearly 100-page book about Ashfall Fossil Beds is available for purchase. Written by State Museum paleontologists, it includes background about the park’s history, geology and paleontology along with illustrations of the animals found in the fossil beds.
$24.95 plus sales tax and shipping. To order your copy call the park at 402-893-2000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.