Membership Plans

Free Admission to Fossil Rim & subscription to our monthly eNewsletter.
Each Family Membership is to be used by members residing at the same address.

Membership Terms of Use

Annual Memberships are intended for use by families residing at the same address. They may not be resold on third-party websites or used with vacation rentals and businesses. The misuse of an Annual Membership will result in the loss of this benefit. Limit to one visit per day. Annual Membership fees are considered donations and are therefore nonrefundable.


How long will my membership last?

Twelve months from the date of your purchase. We will notify you before it expires to see if you want to renew.

What benefits does a membership provide?

Free admission each day to the Gosdin Scenic Drive. On a given day, a member may not travel through Fossil Rim, leave the facility, and then return for a second visit later that same day.

Members may visit Fossil Rim without requiring advanced reservations.

Nonmembers run the risk of not being able to visit on a particular day if we have already “sold out” of admission tickets. Members can visit on any day they want without fear of sellouts!

Additional benefits will be announced in the future if/when they are added.

If I visit Fossil Rim many times each year, will the experience change?

Yes, no two visits will be exactly alike. But, especially if the visits are at least a couple of months apart, there could be significant changes in the animals seen, the baby animals seen, and in the plant life at Fossil Rim, as well. As always, a morning visit is recommended.

What are the best months to visit Fossil Rim?

An argument could be made for some other months, but generally the best months to visit Fossil Rim are considered to be October, November, April, and May.