Special Activities planned for late July

_7101653Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument announces a host of activities for late July in honor of the Centennial
Celebration of the National Park Service.
Sundays, Wildflower Walks, Every Sunday, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Join Ranger Shawn for a weekly look at blooming flowers. This may be a 1 – 2 mile hike. Meet at the visitor center.
Saturday, July 23, Junior Ranger Day & New Junior Ranger Book Unveiling, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Celebrate the unveiling of the new Junior Ranger Book and come earn a badge. Bring your family for fun crafts,
hands on science activities, a children’s music concert, and 19th century games at the Hornbek Homestead.
Friday, July 29, Night Sky Program, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Join park staff and members of the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society for a look at the dark skies above
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. Meet at the Visitor Center
Saturday, July 30, Florissant Heritage Day at the Hornbek Homestead Grounds, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Celebrate the history of the Florissant area by touring the homestead grounds and participating in 19th century crafts
and games.
There are no additional fees for any park programs beyond the daily entrance fee. In addition to regular daily
programs, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument offers 14 miles of beautiful, yet lesser known, hiking trails to
explore, a free Junior Ranger Program, a park video and museum exhibits, and bookstore. For additional information,
please call (719) 748-3253 or visit our website: www.nps.gov/flfo or on Facebook at /FlorissantNPS