Shedding light on the paleontology, prairie ecology, and cultural history of the White River Badlands, the center curates many fine exhibits, some interactive, geared towards all age groups. Kids relish in the opportunity to assemble a virtual skeleton with a touchscreen and equally enjoy hands-on experiences with cast fossils of animals. The visitor center's ranger programs, meanwhile, include activities and hikes that are suitable for everyone. You can also get your copy of the GPS Adventure Activity Book here and use it to navigate your way to the park's highlights, such as wayside exhibits, natural trails, and geographical features.
Located in the visitor center, the paleontology laboratory gives you access to paleontologists live at work. Observing them as they go about preparing fossils makes for a fascinating and educational experience.
You can enjoy the celestial wonders of the night sky from the Cedar Pass Campground Amphitheater with the aid of telescopes. A ranger guides the visitors through the sky, pointing out visible planets, stars, and constellations. This is a dazzling experience that's not to be missed.