Petrified Forest is a Science Park!
Best known for globally significant Late Triassic fossils, the park attracts many researchers. Geologists study the multi-hued Chinle Formation. Archeologists research over 13,000 years of history. Biologists explore one of the best remnants of native Arizona grassland. Air quality is an ongoing study in the park. Discover your own passion at Petrified Forest!
Science in the Park
Explore scientific findings at Petrified Forest to recreate the world of the past as well as discover the wonders of the present.Read More
Petrified Forest Online
Join the discussion through our social networks. Take a guess at trivia questions, post your own adventures or share photos. Join the party!Read More
The Virtual Petrified Forest
Can’t come to the park? Visit the park through interactive immersive photography, photo galleries, and other multimedia.Read More
Did You Know?
Petrified wood was so abundant when the ancestral Puebloan people were living in the area that they used it not only for stone tools but also as building material, such as the "brick" used in Agate House at Petrified Forest National Park.