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Petrified Forest National Park News

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  • Participate in a Backcountry Adventure at Petrified Forest National Park

    February 17, 2022 | 10:13 am

    Are you looking for some time away from your digital devices? Want to get outside this spring? Are you in need of some fresh air and sunshine? Join a ranger for a guided adventure off the beaten path in the backcountry of Petrified Forest National Park!

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  • Paleontologists and Museum Staff Get the Skull of Gumby the Phytosaur Ready for Display

    January 14, 2022 | 4:21 pm

    After years of study and preparation the skull of Gumby the Phytosaur will be on display in the Rainbow Forest Museum at Petrified Forest National Park.

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  • Improvement Projects Underway at Petrified Forest National Park

    October 27, 2021 | 3:30 pm

    Petrified Forest National Park to Host the 2021 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree on November 9th. 

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  • Improvement Projects Underway at Petrified Forest National Park

    September 24, 2021 | 2:53 pm

    As the summer season turns to fall, Petrified Forest National Park will be tackling some much-anticipated improvement projects in the Painted Desert Visitor Center and on several of the park’s trails.

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  • National Park Service encourages visitors to Plan Like a Park Ranger this summer

    June 9, 2021 | 12:44 pm

    Just in time for Great Outdoors Month, the National Park Service unveiled a top-ten list of visitation tips encouraging members of the public to Plan Like a Park Ranger this summer.

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  • Petrified Forest National Park’s Museum Demonstration Lab Hours Extended.  

    January 20, 2021 | 8:53 am

    The Museum Demonstration labs is now available at the Painted Desert Visitor Center every Wednesday through Sunday.

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  • Beat the Pandemic Blues with a Visit to Petrified Forest National Park!

    December 31, 2020 | 8:45 am

    Learn more about a variety of park passes and Fee Free days in 2021 at Petrified Forest National Park.

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  • Petrified Forest National Park is open and so are the park’s retail operations

    December 17, 2020 | 11:16 am

    Current Park and Retail operations for winter of 2020.

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  • Petrified Forest National Park Curates New Species in the Museum Collection

    November 12, 2020 | 2:50 pm

    Over 4,000 fossils specimens have been added to the Museum Collection at Petrified Forest National Park, including three new specimens from the Late Triassic.

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  • Fossil discovery from Petrified Forest National Park reveals new species of ancient mammal relative

    November 4, 2020 | 10:07 am

    A research article published in the journal Biology Letters, a collaborative group of paleontologists from Virginia Tech, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, University of Washington, and Petrified Forest National Park describe a new cynodont (early mammal relative) species named Kataigidodon venetus.

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