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Hours & Admission

Hello, and welcome to Ashfall Fossil Beds. We're excited you want to visit.

Ashfall Fossil Beds is an active research and dig site. Collecting fossils or other specimens on the park grounds is strictly prohibited. 

Ashfall Fossil Beds Public Hours:

May 1st – May 25th
  • Sunday & Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday through Saturday: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
May 26th – September 1st
  • Sunday: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday through Saturday: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
September 2nd – October 13th
  • Sunday: 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Monday & Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday through Saturday: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
October 14th – April 30, 2025 Closed for the Season

Admission (includes taxes)

Admission plus valid Nebraska Park Entry Permit ($6 for in-state plates, $12 for out-of-state plates) required. 
Nebraska Park Entry Permits are available for advance purchase online. 

Adults, Children 3+ $8.00 per person
Children under 3 FREE
UNSM Member FREE – valid membership card must be presented upon arrival

Location

Ashfall Fossil Beds is located 2 miles west and 6 miles north of Royal, Nebraska. See on Google Maps.

Accessibility

Facilities are wheelchair accessible.