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.
Junior Ranger Days, March 2008
Contact: Marge Post, (928) 524-6228 ext. 264
Junior Ranger Days for March 2008 at Petrified Forest National Park
Petrified Forest, AZ – Join park rangers for four days of hands-on activities designed for families and focusing on cultural resources found in the park. In the Painted Desert Visitor Center plaza area, March 21, 22, 28, and 29 at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., families are encouraged to try their hand at making clay pottery, creating their own designs for pottery puzzles, and working with an archeologist to assemble broken pottery vessels. Children will learn about Petrified Forest National Park, earning their Junior Ranger Badge and a special Junior Ranger Day certificate. All activities are free and open to the public.
These activities are part of Arizona Archeology and Heritage Awareness Month, celebrating the state’s rich archeological and historical resources. Come “Share Our Dirt!” at Petrified Forest National Park by exploring pottery and other cultural resources, discovering their importance as an irreplaceable part of our Arizona and American heritage.
For more information call (928) 524-6228 weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time; or write to the Superintendent, Petrified Forest National Park, P.O. Box 2217, Petrified Forest, AZ 86028; or e-mail the park.
Did You Know?
Petroglyphs are sometimes calendars, marking events like the summer solstice with interactions between the glyph, the sun, and natural landscape features.