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A supervolcanic eruption destroyed the Miocene Park
A new study was published on the research concerning the paleohabitat of the Ipolytarnoc Fossils.
Museum Day and EGN Week at the Fossils
In the second half of May the Prehistoric Pompeii of the Miocene Park awaits its visitors with special programs.
Mother Earth Day at the Miocene Park
The staff of the Ipolytarnóc Fossils will collect the rubbish on the access roads of the area in honor of the Earth Day and will celebrate the famous event with a special thematic tour.
Ancient monkey at the Ipolytarnoc Fossils
The Rudapithecus will come to Ipolytarnóc again after its 2014 photo exhibition. Starting at 11 a.m. on March 12, 2022, dr. Laszlo Kordos will present his new book about the fossil ape at a press conference and audience meeting in the Miocene Park. The joint event of the Bükk National Park Directorate and the Novohrad-Nógrád UNESCO Global Geopark pays tribute to the work of the famous paleontologist.
Beardog at the Ipolytarnoc Fossils
An in situ beardog footprint is exhibited at the Tasnadi Hall at the Prehistoric Pompeii.
Shark alert at the Miocene Park
A dangerous shark emergency was averted by the area's staff of the Ipolytarnoc Fossils. Our investigative Petrified looked into the matter. He found out that the feared cartilaginous fish specimen did not swim up the River Ipoly, it followed a different way. But what was it?
EGN Week in the Miocene Park
The Ipolytarnoc Fossils joins to the European Geoparks Week's activity, which takes place at late May early June each year. It is a European – wide festival of the Geoparks aimed at raising public awareness of geoconservation and promotion of the geoheritage of our old continent. Due to the pandemic restrictions only outdoor programs will be available to the visitors this year.
May 1, You Can Come Again
As of 1 May 2021, following the latest coronavirus regulations, with some extra rules our Miocene Park reopens again. The world-famous geosite, managed by the Bükk National Park Directorate, is the gateway to the Novohrad-Nógrád UNESCO Global Geopark, and you can now really enter it, Come and visit us!
Survival tour at the Miocene Park
Theme for the brave: Spiritual adventure of diving in the past from the Bükkábrány trees of the Pannonian lake through a supervolcanic eruption devastated rainforest to prehistoric sharks of a shallow sea at the Fossils of Ipolytarnoc
A survival tour is organized to a vanished era through the tactile exhibitions of the Ancient Pine Visitor Centre to the Bükkábrány trees, and then to the world-famous excavations of the geological trail after escaping from the dangers of the Miocene forest.
Preregistering is needed, sent to email@example.com till August 12.
Meeting at the Visitor Centre at 11:45
Tour length: 2.2 km, duration: 2 hours
Participation: HUF 3000 / person
08/13/2022 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
Geodiversity and Geotop Days at the Miocene Park
On October 6 and October 8 special events celebrate the rich geodiversity of the transnational Novohrad-Nograd UNESCO Global Geopark at its main gateway, the Ipolytarnoc Fossils Nature Reserve, managed by the Bükk National Park Directorate.
The event endorses the International Geodiversity Day initiative. The visitors can dive into the past from the Pannonian lake through a volcanic disaster to the Paratethys shallow sea full of with giant sharks at the Geosite of the Ipolytarnoc Fossils.
On October 6 (Geodiversity Day) at 10:45 AM at the Ancient Pine Visitor Center a guided tour starts leading through the exhibitions of the Time Spiral and the Geosites and one can touch the wall of the animated past.
On October 8 (the traditional Geotop Day) beside the same event, the guides will explicitly mention and promote the rich geodiversity of the geopark with nearby geosites worth to visit after the tours on the geological study trail.
10/06/2022 9:00 AM - 10/08/2022 5:00 PM
ValuesSZENT ISTVÁN CAVE
The total length of the passageways of the Szent István Cave is 1,514 m, its vertical dimension is 101 m. In the building in front of the cave you can find the ticket office and a souvenir shop. The length of the passageway shown to the visitors is 170 m, during the trip to and back it’s 340 m altogether, with some stairs.Read more
ValuesMILLENNIUM LOOKOUT TOWER
Inaugurated on Aug 20, 2000, managed by the Bükk National Park, the terrace of the lookout tower of wooden structure offers a unique view to the visitors: the Bükk Mountains terrain, appearing in different colors in every season, the Szalajka Valley, the outline of the forests, and the rooftops of houses of 13 mountain villages to the north.Read more
DEAR VISITORS! DUE TO SUMMER RESERVATIONS THE ONLINE TICKET SELLING IS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED AT OUR WEBSITE. . TICKETS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE AT THE TICKET OFFICE.Read more
In the Western Gate Visitor Center of the Bükk National Park Directorate in Felsőtárkány, visitors can observe the flora and fauna of the Bükk National Park through the interactive elements of the exhibition “Karst and its living world”, many times playfully, and they can also learn about the geological formation of the mountain.Read more