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04/26/2014, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Photography Tour
04/26/2014, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Murder Mystery Dinner and Tour
05/03/2014, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Animal Keeper Tour and Dinner
05/06/2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cheetah or Cheated?
05/10/2014, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fossil Dig & Hike
05/10/2014, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Photography Tour
05/10/2014, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mother's Day Sunset Safari Dinner and Tour
05/16/2014, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Discovery After Dark
05/17/2014 -- 05/18/2014, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
2 Day Photo Workshop
05/19/2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Vanishing Africa
05/24/2014, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Photography Tour
06/03/2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Giraffes: Gentle Giants
06/13/2014, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Discovery After Dark
06/14/2014, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Photography Tour
06/14/2014, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Father’s Day Sunset Safari Dinner and Tour
06/16/2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Attwater’s Prairie Chicken
06/28/2014, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Photography Tour
06/28/2014, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Murder Mystery Dinner and Tour
07/01/2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Summer Special! Day 1
07/11/2014, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Discovery After Dark
07/12/2014, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Photography Tour
07/14/2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Summer Special! Day 2
07/15/2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Summer Special! Day 3
07/26/2014, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Photography Tour
08/05/2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Summer Special! Day 1
08/08/2014, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Discovery After Dark
08/09/2014, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Photography Tour
08/18/2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Summer Special! Day 2
08/19/2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Summer Special! Day 3
08/23/2014, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Photography Tour
09/02/2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Rhino Reality
09/12/2014, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Discovery After Dark
09/13/2014, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Photography Tour
09/15/2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Rhino Reality
09/20/2014, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Murder Mystery Dinner and Tour
09/22/2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Rhino Reality
09/27/2014, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Photography Tour
09/27/2014, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Animal Keeper Tour and Dinner
10/04/2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
1 Day Photo Workshop
10/07/2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Africa’s Shrinking Habitats
10/10/2014, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Discovery After Dark
10/11/2014, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Photography Tour
10/18/2014, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sweetheart Safari Dinner and Tour
10/20/2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Africa’s Growing Deserts
10/25/2014, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Photography Tour
11/01/2014 -- 11/02/2014, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2 Day Photo Workshop
11/04/2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cheetah or Cheated?
11/08/2014, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fossil Dig & Hike
11/17/2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cheetah or Cheated?
12/02/2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wolves: Friend or Foe?
12/06/2014, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Holiday Around the Rim Sunset Safari Dinner and Tour
12/15/2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wolves: Friend or Foe?
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Escape the everyday and explore the rugged beauty of Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. Amidst the live oak thickets, limestone outcroppings and stands of juniper; nestled away in the rustic hills of Somervell County you will discover a sanctuary for endangered species. Our goal is promoting the preservation and procreation of threatened/endangered species, environmental awareness and a recreational and educational experience for people of all ages.

 
 

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Pricing

The Pricing Guide will show you EVERY price, well except for items in our online Nature store, but everything else for sure.

Once you have the pricing page open, you'll see it's a smaller size window. Remember, we try our best to keep this guide up to date, but prices are always subject to change without notice.

Click here to see our Pricing Guide.

Discounts

Need a little incentive to seal the deal? Look no farther than out Discounts page. If there's something that can save you money on admissions, you'll find it there.

Click here to learn more.

Directions

Your mind's made up and you're comin' here... but where are we? Find out by checking out our Directions page, complete with downloadable/printable maps (in PDF format) from all the major metropolitan areas.

For those of you using GPS, our address is:
2299 County Road 2008
Glen Rose, Texas 76043

Click here for directions.

Hours

Ok, you're coming here and you know where we are and how to get here... but when are we open?

You might want to know the days we're open, as well as the hours (which vary by season). Well, we have an app... er, I mean a page for that. Just follow the link below to our Hours page.

Click here for hours.

Scenic Drive

Your journey begins at the Admissions Center where you can purchase feed for the animals and snacks for yourself. We offer a variety of candies, crackers, trail mix and drinks for your ride. We have disposable cameras, film, batteries and a small variety of souvenirs. You’ll also receive an animal ID brochure which will help you identify the animals you will see along the tour route. You can also purchase The Animal Guide book or CD, both were created right here by Fossil Rim’s Education Department. Approximately three hours (and nine and a half miles later), you have experienced many species of animals roaming the hillsides and grazing in the valleys; you've fed them, photographed them and given you and your family memories of a lifetime.

Click here to learn more.

Guided Tours

Want to treat the family to a day at Fossil Rim and you enjoy it too? Like the old commercial says, leave the driving to us. Fossil Rim has two family oriented Guided Tours; Family and Behind the Scenes to choose from. If your our guest staying at Foothills Safari camp or The Lodge, you can take the Morning Safari tour which goes into our Intensive Management Area.

Want something a little more? Then maybe our Adventure, Photo, Feeding or Private tours are what you're looking for. We also have Youth/Senior group tours available. Even if you bring your own "Bus Load", we can help with our Step-On tour.

Click here to learn more.

Programs

Want to learn about our animals in a focused program, dig for fossils or celebrate a birthday? Fossil Rim's programs have something for just about anyone.

Click here to learn more.

 

Camps

Fossil Rim's Education Department offers camps to keep your kids busy (don't tell them they're learning). Choose from Day or Overnight camps, we even have Badge camps if your children are scouts. So wander over to our Camps page and learn about the many camps we provide.

Click here to learn more.

Lodging

The Lodge

Not really a camper? Then the Lodge will be to your liking. The Lodge was the original “ranch house” for the property and, with a few modifications, now serves as a Bed and Breakfast. With its cathedral style living room, massive stone fireplace and walls of glass that open onto a stone veranda overlooking a popular wildlife feeding area, the Lodge is a first class place to stay.

Click here to learn more.

Foothills Safari Camp

Not ready for rustic? Then check out our Foothills Safari "tents". They are made to look like safari tents in Africa. Each tent cabin is fitted with two twin beds, fresh linens, a private bath, ceiling fans and central heat and air.

Click here to learn more.

 

 

Wolf Ridge Nature Bunkhouses

Want to spend the night at Fossil Rim? Want to "rough it" and don't own a tent? We offer rustic cabins with bunk beds. No heat or air conditioning, but a tent wouldn't have that either now would it?

Not ready to "rough it" quite that much? We also have rustic cabins with bunk beds AND heat and A/C. All bunkhouses have restrooms and showers nearby.

NOTE: Bunkhouses are not available for rent during peak camp season, call to check on availability.

Click here to learn more.

Local Links

Glen Rose
Glen Rose, voted America's Dream Town in 2004 and the Dinosaur Capitol of Texas, was originally settled in the mid-1800's. While in the area there are plenty of events and attraction to attend after your visit here. The Expo Center has events nearly every weekend. On the third Saturday of the month, the downtown merchants sponsor a "Ladies Night Out" with entertainment and specials in almost every shop. Dinosaur Valley State Park is just a mile or two northwest of town.

Somervell County
As the second smallest county in Texas, Somervell county has plenty to offer. Beautiful scenery, rolling hills, breathtaking views, winding drives and historic parks.

Click here to learn more.

Once you get here you will spend hours discovering some of the world’s most endangered species as you view a living kaleidoscope of wildlife! While some animals, such as our magnificent gemsbok, may be easy to spot, don’t overlook what might be camouflaged in the shadows and brush. Look closely – we don’t want you to miss a thing!