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.
Science and Education Center Lecture Series, April 2008
Contact: Bill Parker, (928) 524-6228 ext. 262
Petrified Forest National Park Science and Education Lecture Series
Petrified Forest— Architect Bob Frankeberger from the Arizona State Historic Preservation Office will be providing a presentation on famous architect Richard Neutra, focusing on his design of the Painted Desert Visitors Center at Petrified Forest National Park. This complex is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places mainly in part to its design by Mr. Neutra. The presentation will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 2, and will be held at the Painted Desert Visitor Center Community Building in Petrified Forest National Park. The Painted Desert Visitor Center is located at Exit 311 on Interstate Highway 40. This presentation is open to the public and admission is free.
The Petrified Forest National Park Science and Education Center was established to bring park visitors and researchers together to foster understanding and appreciation of the natural and cultural resources of the park and the Colorado Plateau. Lectures are held the first Wednesday of each month on a variety of topics including geology, paleontology, archaeology, and biology.
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?
There are about ten known species of bats in the park. This is a pallid bat sleeping at the Painted Desert Complex. Discover more about mammals of Petrified Forest. More...