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Scenic Drive Admission Pricing for the Next 7 Days

Thu

Apr 24
Adults$17.95
Seniors (62 +)$14.95
Children (3 - 11)$11.95
2 and UnderFREE

Fri

Apr 25
$20.95
$17.95
$14.95
FREE

Sat

Apr 26
$23.95
$20.95
$17.95
FREE

Sun

Apr 27
$23.95
$20.95
$17.95
FREE

Mon

Apr 28
$20.95
$17.95
$14.95
FREE

Tue

Apr 29
$17.95
$14.95
$11.95
FREE

Wed

Apr 30
$17.95
$14.95
$11.95
FREE
Today’s Admission Gate times shown. Click for exit gate closing times or for more detailed park hours of operation.


 

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Nature Store Fire

Due to a late night fire on February 17, 2014, the Nature Store (gift shop) has moved and is open in it's temporary location. While we are very grateful for many people offering to help clean up the site, we are unable to accept volunteer help at this time because investigations and assessments are taking place. We will give updates as we know them throughout the next few days, so be sure to check back on our Facebook page. A big thank you is owed to the Somervell County Fire Department for their help. Fossil Rim is ever grateful. Donations by check can be sent to Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, 2155 County Road 2008, Glen Rose, Texas 76043 or directly through our website. Donations at this time will be much appreciated.

To see a video of the Somervell County Fire Department at work, click here.

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Let’s Party

HerdWant to give that special little someone an extra special, memorable party? Our Birthday Party Safaris provide the perfect opportunity to make that happen! Choose from five memory making activities which are sure to bring entertainment with a touch of learning. The party even includes a 1–2 hour adventure into the park to feed our amazing animals! Everyone will be immersed in a party they will never forget – Fossil Rim Safari Style!

Basic Party Safari Plan: Up to 8 children, 2 adults
Mini Tour: 3 hours of celebration (extra guests see below)
Costs: $255
Extra guests: $35 per person

Full Tour: 3.75 hours of celebration (extra guests see below)
Cost: $355
Extra guests: $50 per person

Includes:

  • A Tour of Fossil Rim Wildlife Center (mini or full).
  • Safari themed party decorations and tableware
  • Two Memory Making group activities
  • Use of our air-conditioned eco-center classroom
  • Program coordinator to help with all your party needs

HerdAdditional party add-ons are also available for an additional cost. Call 254.897.2960 for scheduling or more information.

Upcoming Photo Workshops

1-Day Photo Workshop April 19, 2014

Call 254.897.2960 now to make your reservation.

gemsbokJoin us at Fossil Rim for this exciting and educational photography workshop. Taught by noted outdoor photographers and authors, Brian and Shirley Loflin, this workshop features hands-on instruction in wildlife photography and up close and personal photography within the center’s 1,800 acre facility.

The workshop will consist of a classroom session which will cover different aspects of wildlife photography, a photo tour conducted during the best light possible, lunch at the Overlook Café, and evaluation of the day’s photos by the instructors.

The photography tour travels nine miles of remote road-ways and is timed to make the best use of the quality light and behavior of 52 species of animals on Fossil Rim’s pastures. The drive is conducted in spacious, open vehicles designed to maximize the experience for wildlife photography. Some of the animals that you may photograph include white rhinoceros, blackbuck, European red deer, water buck, gemsbok, zebra, addax, giraffe, sable, aoudad and greater kudu.

Workshop participants are encouraged to bring their favorite SLR camera, a zoom lens or two that reaches out to 200 or 300mm. Longer lenses are not needed. A small tripod or monopod has been found helpful to previous photographers. Don’t forget to bring clothing suited to the current outdoor weather.

Audience: Adults 21 and up.
Length: 8 hours, 9:00am–5:00pm

Cost: $149 per person.
This full day photo workshop is limited to twelve participants.

2-Day Photo Workshop May 17–18, 2014

axis deerJoin us at Fossil Rim for this exciting and educational two-day photography workshop. This workshop features hands-on instruction in wildlife photography. Which will offer up close and personal photography within the center’s 1,800 acre facility as well as a group review of the participants’ images.

The workshop will consist of the following:

  • 3–4 hour classroom session which will cover different aspects of wildlife photography
  • a tour conducted during dusk for the best light possible
  • dinner at the Safari Camp Pavilion
  • evaluation of the day’s photos by the instructor
  • an overnight stay in a tented cabin at Fossil Rim’s Foothills Safari Camp
  • breakfast at Safari Camp
  • a tour conducted during dawn
  • a sack lunch

There are 52 species of animals on Fossil Rim’s 1,800 acre pastures. Some of the animals that you may photograph include white rhinoceros, blackbuck, European red deer, gemsbok, zebras, addax, waterbuck, giraffe, sable, aoudad and greater kudu.

Imagine your view on the hillside overlooking one of the popular watering holes from the comfort of your camp. The photography workshop is based at Foothills Safari Camp, a comfortable African-style tent camp with extreme comfort and amenities. Each Tent Cabin is custom designed and fitted with two twin beds, fresh linens, a private bath, ceiling fans and central heat & air.

You can relax on your own small patio, stroll over to the guest pavilion, gather at the bar (located in the Lodge) or trade the day’s stories while observing the animals as they go about their daily activities. You may want to bring a flashlight for evening activities!

greater kuduThe educational sessions and meals are held at the spacious Safari Camp Pavilion, just a few steps from your lodging. Air conditioned comfort and a great view of an ever changing variety of animals complete the wildlife sensation.

The photography tour travels the nine miles of remote roadways and are timed to make the best use of the quality light and animal behavior. The drive is conducted in open vehicles. These are designed to maximize the experience and are spacious and comfortable shooting platforms.

Workshop participants are encouraged to bring their favorite SLR camera, a zoom lens or two that reaches out to 200 or 300mm. Longer lenses are not needed. A small tripod or monopod has been found helpful to previous photographers. Don’t forget to bring clothing suited to the current outdoor weather.

Audience: Adults 21 and up.
Length: 26 hours, 2:00pm, Saturday–4:00pm, Sunday

Cost: $450 per person.
Single participants will share a tent with other single participants since the Safari tents each have 2 twin beds. Workshop is limited to 12 participants.

The Perfect Gift

HerdThis year, give a gift that gives in more ways than one; a gift that gives all year long. A Fossil Rim Wildlife Center membership. It’s the gift of conservation, education, family time and making life long memories. A membership is a gift for all ages and is good for one full year of unlimited admission to the scenic wildlife drive, plus many other benefits. Give us a call at 254.898.4250 or order online:

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Local Events

Looking to coordinate your trip to Fossil Rim with some other events? Almost every weekend the Glen Rose area has some event scheduled, and they’re usually free! Below are some of the events scheduled in our area over the next couple of months. Please check the venue’s web site or call their phone number if listed, for more information. All times and dates are subject to change without notice.

April

1st • Expo Jackpot Barrel Race – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

3rd–4th • Paluxy River Spring Bluegrass Festival – Held at Oakdale Park. Click here to find out more.

8th • Expo Jackpot Barrel Race – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

9th • Expo Team Roping Buckle Series – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

11th–13th • Brother-N-Laws Team Roping – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

15th • Expo Jackpot Barrel Race – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

18th–20th • American Miniature Horse Registry Spring Show – Held in the Show Barn, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

19th • Girls’ Night Out – Shop on the Historic Courthouse Square in Glen Rose. Shops will be open late with refreshments, specials and entertainment. Third Saturday of every month from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Click here to find out more.

19th • Bluegrass Jam Sessions – Held at Oakdale Park. Free bluegrass jam sessions at Historic Oakdale Park. All levels of musicians are invited to attend from beginner to old pros. Or just come and enjoy the music. Free to the public. Click here or call 254.897.2321 to find out more.

19th–20th • Brazos Valley Gun Show – Held in the Exhibit Hall, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

22nd • Expo Jackpot Barrel Race – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

23rd • Expo Team Roping Buckle Series – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

25th–27th • Southwest Peruvian Horse Club Show – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

29th • Expo Jackpot Barrel Race – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

May

8th–10th • Lone Star State Dulcimer Festival – Held at Oakdale Park, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

9th–10th • Texas Breeder’s Bull Show and Sale – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

16th–17th • Millennium Futurity Longhorn Show – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

17th • Girls’ Night Out – Shop on the Historic Courthouse Square in Glen Rose. Shops will be open late with refreshments, specials and entertainment. Third Saturday of every month from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Click here to find out more.

17th • Bluegrass Jam Sessions – Held at Oakdale Park. Free bluegrass jam sessions at Historic Oakdale Park. All levels of musicians are invited to attend from beginner to old pros. Or just come and enjoy the music. Free to the public. Click here or call 254.897.2321 to find out more.

17th • “Paint the Glen” Paint Out 4th Annual Glen Rose Plein-Air – Artists registration at Barnard’s Mill, 307 SW Barnard St. Click here to find out more.

23rd • American Quarter Horse Association Event – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

31st–June 1st • Greatest Generation Aircraft Gun Show – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.