Ashfall Fossil Beds is closed for the season. We look forward to welcoming guests back in spring 2024.

For Educators

In-Person Tours

Thank you for your interest in student programs at Ashfall Fossil Beds. A visit to Ashfall is an unusual educational experience. Visitors are able to view an active fossil site that has been referred to as “one of the wonders of the natural world.” A tour leader provides an orientation and full description of the fossil bed exposed in the Hubbard Rhino Barn.

Click here to download the student tour information sheet.


  • Spring tours are available Tuesday-Friday from April 15 - May 31 at 9:30am, 11:00am, and 1:00pm.
  • Summer tours - Please Call the Park Office (402-893-2000) for availability as it varies June 1-July31.
  • Fall tours are available Tuesday-Friday from September 1 - October 20 at 9:30am, 11:00am, and 1:00pm.

Fees & Group Size

  • $5.00 per person (students and adult volunteers).
  • Two teachers are complimentary per group (all other adults will be charged).
  • Minimum fee of $60 for small groups with 12 or fewer participants.
  • Maximum group size is 40 per tour – larger groups need to reserve separate tour times.

Tour Details

  • Tour lasts approximately one hour.
  • Allow an additional time after the tour to visit the gift shop or for a short hike on the walking trail.
  • Accommodations to the tour have been made to allow for social distancing. Masks are encouraged.


  • Reservations are required and must be made via telephone during regular business hours.
  • Scheduling is based on availability and only one group can be accommodated at a time. Have an alternate date and time in mind when making reservations.
  • A reservation confirmation will be sent with all pertinent information.

Call (402) 893-2000 for a reservation.