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The Overlook (Café, Children’s Animal Center and Nature Store) will be closed today, Thursday, December 18th, due to our parking lot resurfacing.


 

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Gift a Giftcard

Get creative with your holiday gifting this year. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center offers gift cards! They are easy to buy, cheap to mail and provide a fabulous adventure where visitors get to see over 1100 animals on the 1800-acre preserve.

In addition to giving to your loved ones, remember that your giving extends further. You are also giving to Fossil Rim, aiding in our conservation efforts of threatened and endangered species by inviting others to our wildlife park. Call 254.897.2960 to purchase.

Gift a Membership

Give the gift that keeps on giving… all year long! Fossil Rim Wildlife Center memberships allow your loved ones to visit the park 362 days a year! Every visit to Fossil Rim is different and each season provides a new experience. Memberships are easy to buy and cheap to mail – the perfect gift for your friends and family!

To purchase, call 254.897.2960.

Gift a Brick

Last minute holiday shoppers! Please join us in conservation by getting your loved one’s name cut in stone. Every brick that is purchased will be placed along a path leading to the new Nature Store. Proceeds from the Nature Store represent a significant contribution towards feed and care for over 50 species of animals, many of which are endangered and serve as ‘insurance’ populations. By donating to this cause, you are participating in our conservation efforts.

You only have until December 31, 2014 to order!

Cheetah Cubs on GMA!

December 5th, Good Morning America featured two cheetah cubs Fossil Rim Wildlife Center sent to The Columbus Zoo’s Ambassador Program. In case you missed it, click the photo below. The segment starts about a minute into the video.

It’s A Camp... and a Sleepover, Too!

Natural DyesSpaces are filling up for Fossil Rim’s overnight camps for 2015! Go ahead and reserve your spot now so that your school group, Boy Scout or Girl Scout troop can come out to spend some time with the animals at Fossil Rim. All overnight camps get a safari tour of our 9.5 mile scenic wildlife drive, as well as dinner, breakfast, lodging in our rustic cabins, three educational programs, and a guided nature hike with one of our experienced Education staff members. Scouts can even earn badges while here – with a wide variety of badges available for all ages and types.

 

feedingPlease call 254.897.2960 for questions and to schedule your next camp out at Fossil Rim!

New Nature Store Construction

Construction is under way! Check back daily to see the progress being made on our new Nature Store (click the image to enlarge).

June to late September construction on our new Nature Store in a 41 second time-lapse video.

Nature Store Fire

As most of you may know, we had a fire back in February. The temporary Nature Store is open, located on the north end of the Overlook. Initial clean-up of the site is complete and there are ongoing plans for the future of our Nature Store. Be sure to check back here and on our Facebook page for updates on construction progress and for when the Nature Store will re-open.

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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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.

December

5th–7th • Brat Barrel Race – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

6th–7th • Whipp Farm Productions Presents: Gun Show – Held in the Exhibit Hall, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

13th • Dinosaur Valley Jackpot Show – Held in the Show Barn Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

20th • Texas Junior Rodeo Association – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

20th • After Hours on the Square – 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.

20th • 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.

27th–28th • Brother-N-Laws Team Roping – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

January

2nd–4th • Nolan River Kennel Club Dog Show – Held in the Show Barn, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

9th–10th • Somervell County Youth Fair – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

8th–14th • Fall Woodcarving Rally – Held at Oakdale Park. Click here to find out more.

17th • After Hours on the Square – 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.

24th–25th • Doug Prine Art Show – Held in the Exhibit Hall, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.

29th–February 1st • Dinosaur Classic Barrel Race – Held in the Main Arena, Somervell County Expo Center. Click here to find out more.