Thomas Condon Paleontology Center

32651 Highway 19, Kimberly, OR, United States

(541) 987-2333

10am -5pm daily, excluding national holidays.

Do you have an ‘inner archaeologist’? The John Day Fossil Beds National Monument has 3 spectacular locations, the Clarno Unit, Painted Hills Unit, and the Sheep Rock Unit. But the best place to see fossils is the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center, in the Sheep Rock Unit. There are over 500 fossil specimens on display, as well as murals depicting the historic environments these animals would have lived in. Stand in awe in front of the viewing windows looking into the laboratory and collections area, where scientists are actively studying the fossils! There’s also a webcam connected to the lab microscope to look more closely at the fossils being studied.

As a NW Native, Ashley is a fan of the beauty, creativity and history of the region. And as a mom of two, she also loves finding new family-friendly things to do all over the NW. Ashley Whitham is the Director of Marketing at USA River Cruises and Best of the Northwest.

As a NW Native, Ashley is a fan of the beauty, creativity and history of the region. And as a mom of two, she also loves finding new family-friendly things to do all over the NW. Ashley Whitham is the Director of Marketing at USA River Cruises and Best of the Northwest.

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