The year 2021 gives a new beginning to possible activities. We have our popular backcountry hikes beginning in mid-January and the paleo demo lab has extended its days. We hope to have more in the spring and summer with an eye towards health and safety. Be sure to check our social media pages (scroll down on any page to the links on the lower right) for information and events. Also, watch for roving rangers and volunteers in areas like Puerco Pueblo, Crystal Forest, and Giant Logs for on-the-spot information.
Ongoing Program Schedule
All are welcome and all programs are included with normal park admission unless otherwise indicated. Need further information? Contact (928) 524-6228
Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Paleontology Lab Demonstrations
Inquire at the Painted Desert Visitor Center
Join a fossil preparator as they work on fossil specimens discovered in the park.
Petrified Forest Field Institute
Petrified Forest Field Institute is proud to offer guided tours and field classes exploring fun and compelling subjects lead by world class guides and experts. https://www.petrifiedforestfieldinstitute.org/
In the Artist-in-Residence Program selected artists spend time living and working in the park, sharing their experiences with visitors.
Last updated: March 31, 2021