Fall 2013: Highway Interchange Bridge Work
Painted Desert Traffic Interchange (I-40 Exit 311) may be closed for construction. Check here for updates from Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT): More »
Nov. 2012-July 2013, due to bank error credit cards may not have been charged for your entrance fee
...due to a bank error credit cards may not have been charged for your entrance fee, even if you received a receipt from the entrance station. The error was corrected on Sept. 26th, 2013. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Materials for Loan
Digital Lending Library
There a variety of educational digital media options available for classes seeking to learn about Petrified Forest. Items from our lending library can be borrowed for up to two weeks. Contact us at (928)524-6228 x238 to borrow any of the following for your classroom.
Timeless Impressions Petrified Forest/Painted Desert; A story In Stone (20 min captioned version and non-captioned hour long version) – The official park film that is played in the visitor centers.
Before Dinosaurs; Walking with Monsters – A digital journey back in time to when two-ton predatory fish came on land to hunt, and giant reptiles ruled the earth.
American Values American Wilderness – A diverse group of Americans share their values for wilderness and stories of their experiences in nature.
Ancient America; The Southwest – "Probe into the past. Discover the art, artifacts and settlements left behind by the ancestral Puebloans, Hohokam, and the other fascinating peoples who once inhabited this part of Ancient America." (Camera One synopsis)
Better Birdwatching in Arizona & New Mexico – A DVD field guide ideal for beginners. Audio and video of 147 birds commonly found in AZ and NM.
Petrified Forest National Park; Journey to the Late Triassic – An interactive virtual tour of the park with maps, activities, and video explanations from park rangers.
Arizona Plants CD – Over 500 high resolution photos of wild plants in AZ. Scientific and common names included.
Would you like to bring Petrified Forest National Park into your classroom? The Traveling Trunk program provides your class with books, videos, hands on activities, and lesson plans to facilitate learning about the following themes:
Traveling trunk materials are suitable for grades K-8. The cost for borrowing a Traveling Trunk is only the postage for returning it to the park.
To reserve a trunk or learn more about the program contact us at 928-524-6228 ex 238
Scroll down to take a peek inside the trunks!
Did You Know?
On clear days in the Southwest, especially on crisp, cold winter days, you can see landscape features almost 100 miles away!