Environmental Discovery

Whether you are young or just young at heart, discovering and exploring the natural world with friends and family never goes out of style. Our Environmental Discovery programs are perfect for enhancing your trip to Fossil Rim and making memories that last a lifetime.

discover on a tour

Guided Tours are the best way to take in the sights and sounds of Fossil Rim! Let our experienced guides take the wheel (literally) and discover the history of Fossil Rim and our conservation work aboard one of our unique open-air tour vehicles.

Public and Private Guided Tours

Guided Tours are available throughout the year and are the best way to see Fossil Rim and our animals. Tours last roughly 2 hours and include a stop at the Overlook Area. 

Group Tours

Want to bring your organization or school out? Try our Group Tours! Group Tours are available Monday through Friday, lasting approximately 2 hours. Feel free to bring your lunch for a picnic at the Overlook Area afterward.


Fossil Rim requires a minimum of 10 participants to book a Group Tour,  with a maximum of 100 people. Group Tours are $25 a person with one free adult/chaperone included for free for every 10 students/children. Group Tour requests must be made a minimum of three weeks in advance to ensure the appropriate vehicles are available. 

For more information about Group Tours, or to start the booking process, fill out our Program Request Form and our staff will get back to you to talk specifics.

Specialty Tours

Do you want to see Fossil Rim after dark? Are you curious about what goes on behind the scenes? Do you want to get the inside scoop about conservation? Our Specialty Tours are the perfect fit for those who want to experience Fossil Rim in a new way. Specialty Tours are offered seasonally and themes rotate throughout the year. Check out our Tickets page to learn about our current offerings!


discover from home

Want to bring your group to Fossil Rim, but not sure how to get here? Don’t worry! We’ll come to you….virtually! Fossil Rim’s T.W.A.N.G. Online virtual programs are a great way to connect you and yours to the great outdoors. It’s the next best thing to being here in person. Whether you’re looking for a virtual field trip to visit some of our animals, or seeking interactive programs with our environmental educators, our online sessions are the perfect way to enhance your learning.


T.W.A.N.G Online programs are available anytime, anywhere. Prices start at $100 for an hour-long session with $75 for each additional session on the same day. To begin booking your virtual visit, fill out our Program Request Form and our staff will get back with you to discuss specifics.

discover on Your Own

We think Fossil Rim is an amazing place, and we know you do too! There’s so much to learn and discover at Fossil Rim that we had to come up with more ways to share it! Check out these exciting ways to enhance your visit to Fossil Rim!

The Official Fossil Rim App

Have you ever been to Fossil Rim to visit our amazing species and wanted to know everything there is to know about them? Look no further than our Fossil Rim App. It’s like having a personal tour guide right on your phone!

Have a question about our animals? We’ve got that covered. Want to know more about our Animal Care staff? We’ve got that too. Lost in the park and not sure where to go? Check out the online map. Want to test your knowledge against our Environmental Engagement Staff to prove your superior skills? We’ve got it all!

Download the official Fossil Rim App to check out all the cool features (and maybe learn something new too!). The Fossil Rim App is available to download for free from the App Store or Google Play Store. You can also download the Fossil Rim App here:

The Big Fossil Rim QUESTion

Join us for an interactive educational adventure for everyone! Tag along with Adventurers Andrew and Will as they solve riddles and puzzles at Fossil Rim. See if you can find the answers before they do! Click the button below to learn more!