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  • Petrified Forest National Park

    Cultural Demonstrations

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Painted Desert Inn NHL
    • Fees: Park entrance fee
    Saturday, July 30, 2016

    Everyday from 06/01/2016 to 07/31/2016

    A cultural demonstrator with ancestral ties to the area shares engaging skills and traditions

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  • Petrified Forest National Park

    Find Your Park, Share Your Story

    • Location: findyourpark.com/share
    • Fees: None
    Saturday, July 30, 2016

    Everyday from 06/01/2016 to 08/31/2016

    Celebrate National Park Service’s Centennial by sharing your own story! Upload your own song, photo, painting, poem, dance, video—anything you’d like to share about your fabulous Petrified Forest visit at Find Your Park website, findyourpark.com/share.

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  • Petrified Forest National Park

    Geocaching

    • Location: Throughout the Park
    • Fees: Entrance Fee
    Saturday, July 30, 2016

    Everyday from 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2016

    Geocaching is a worldwide game of hide and seek. Anyone with a GPS device can play! There are several geocaches at Petrified Forest National Park.

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  • Petrified Forest National Park

    Junior Ranger Program

    • Location: Throughout Park
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee
    Saturday, July 30, 2016

    Everyday from 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2016

    Junior Rangers explore, learn about, and protect their national parks!

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  • Petrified Forest National Park

    Painted Desert Inn Tour

    • Location: Painted Desert Inn NHL
    • Fees: Park entrance fee
    Saturday, July 30, 2016

    Everyday from 05/22/2016 to 08/31/2016

    Personal tours made to order

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  • Petrified Forest National Park

    The Living Park Talk

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM,1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Painted Desert Visitor Center
    • Fees: No fee
    Saturday, July 30, 2016

    Everyday from 06/12/2016 to 08/31/2016

    There is life in the park and it is thriving! Enjoy an introduction about plants and animals that call Petrified Forest home! Hand-on items. Allow 30 minutes.

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  • Petrified Forest National Park

    Triassic Talk

    • Location: Crystal Forest sun shelter
    • Fees: Park entrance fee
    Saturday, July 30, 2016

    Everyday from 06/12/2016 to 08/31/2016

    Discover how Petrified Forest came to be by going back in time to the Late Triassic, over 200 million years ago!

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  • Petrified Forest National Park

    Agate House Hike

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Meet at Agate House Trailhead (Rainbow Forest Museum area)
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee
    Sunday, July 31, 2016

    Walk the Agate House Trail with an archeologist.

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    • Time: 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    • Location: Throughout the park
    • Fees: Institute fee
    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    This program is offered by Petrified Forest Field Institute. The many habitats of Petrified Forest National Park support a large variety of plants and animals. Join park biologist Andy Bridges for a hands-on experience with reptiles and amphibians.

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    • Time: 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM
    • Location: Petrified Forest
    • Fees: Institute fee
    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    This program is offered by Petrified Forest Field Institute. Only after the park closes and the roads are clear can you see many of the animals that call Petrified Forest home. Join park biologist Andy Bridges for a hands-on experience.

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  • Petrified Forest National Park

    Dig Fossils For a Day

    • Time: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
    • Location: Petrified Forest
    • Fees: Institute fee
    Saturday, August 6, 2016

    This program is offered by Petrified Forest Field Institute. This one day excursion provides an introduction to paleontology field work! This is a real paleontological dig with collected specimens becoming part of the park’s museum collection.

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  • Petrified Forest National Park

    Every Picture Tells a Story: Photo journaling

    • Time: 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Petrified Forest
    • Fees: Institute fee
    Sunday, August 7, 2016

    This program is offered by Petrified Forest Field Institute. Enjoy this experiential journey and create a ‘next level’ photo journaling experience of your time at Petrified Forest.

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  • Petrified Forest National Park

    Meet an Archeologist

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    • Location: Along the Puerco Pueblo Trail
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee
    Tuesday, August 9, 2016

    Our park’s own ‘archeologist Amy’ is roving the Puerco Pueblo area and wants to talk with you!

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  • Petrified Forest National Park

    Reptile Blitz

    • Time: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
    • Location: Throughout the park
    • Fees: No fee
    Wednesday, August 10, 2016

    Engage in real ‘citizen science’ at the park! For several nights staff and volunteers will drive, bike, and walk along a multi-mile section of park road to gather biological diversity data.

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    Meet an Archeologist

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    • Location: Newspaper Rock
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee
    Tuesday, August 16, 2016

    Our park’s own ‘archeologist Amy’ is roving Newspaper Rock and wants to talk with you!

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    • Location: Petrified Forest
    • Fees: Institute Fee
    Thursday, August 18, 2016

    This program is offered by Petrified Forest Field Institute. A workshop for intermediate and advanced photographers, learn to use low light to create spectacular landscape shots.

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  • Petrified Forest National Park

    Centennial Celebration: Parks in the Pines

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Flagstaff City Hall, Flagstaff
    • Fees: n/a
    Saturday, August 20, 2016

    Help Arizona’s National Parks celebrate its centennial! We'll have a fair in downtown Flagstaff Saturday August 20th, 2016. Check out all 22 park units here in Arizona.

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  • Petrified Forest National Park

    National Park Service 100th birthday today!

    • Time: 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
    • Location: Petrified Forest National Park
    • Fees: Fee Free Day
    Thursday, August 25, 2016

    Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the creation of the National Park Service, right here at Petrified Forest National Park!

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  • Petrified Forest National Park

    Petroglyph Galleries of Ancient Occupation

    • Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Petrified Forest National Park
    • Fees: Institute fee
    Friday, August 26, 2016

    This program is offered by Petrified Forest Field Institute: Petrified Forest National Park offers some of the most spectacular petroglyph galleries in North America!

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    Hands-On Archeology: Recording Rock Art

    • Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: This program is offered by Petrified Forest Field Institute and an additional fee is required; see http://www.petrifiedforestfieldinstitute.org/ for additional information. New lands recently added to the park include dozens of previously unrecorded petro
    • Fees: Institute fee
    Saturday, August 27, 2016

    This program is offered by Petrified Forest Field Institute. Participants will learn and employ archaeological methods for recording and documenting rock art under the direction of NPS archaeologists.

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    • Time: 1:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Location: Petrified Forest Field Institute
    Sunday, August 28, 2016

    Join renowned photographer Gary Ladd on a photographic exploration of light and shadow, visiting and shooting Petrified Forest in summer monsoon light!

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    • Time: 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Location: Petrified Forest Field Institute
    Monday, August 29, 2016

    Join renowned photographer Gary Ladd on a photographic exploration of light and shadow, visiting and shooting Petrified Forest in summer monsoon light!

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Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1 Park Road, PO Box 2217
Petrified Forest, AZ 86028

Phone:

(928) 524-6228

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