September is almost here and that means that kids are heading back to school soon!
For Jurassic Forest, it means that we look forward to hosting students as they embark on their first field trip of the new 2018-19 school year. September is a great time to learn about the changing of the seasons and the impact seasonal changes have on the local flora and fauna, while also learning lots about dinosaurs and paleontology in Alberta.
Unfortunately, it also means we are seeing the sun coming up a little bit later each morning, and setting earlier in the evenings. Its for this reason, that we will be adjusting our operating hours just slightly to deal with the earlier sunsets in September and October.
Effective TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4thour closing time is being adjusted from 7:00 pm to the new 6:00 pm time (final admission prior to 5:00 pm), with these hours in place daily, Sunday to Saturday. Please note this change if you have a Jurassic Forest excursion in your plans for September and October!
We are also receiving lots of inquiries about the Close of Season date for 2018. That’s a decision we will be making soon. What we always tell our guests is "Don’t wait until the last minute to come out for a visit, inclement weather can change our plans in a moment"!
Thank you to everyone for such a great Summer Season!
We are excited to announce that we have Agents of Discovery, the augmented reality mobile game that gets kids outside, active and exploring the world around them. This is a fun and educational game for the whole family to enjoy.
The new Agents of Discovery Mission Site is available for visitors to play for free to find virtual characters and learn about the Jurassic Forest. Unlike Pokémon GO, Agents of Discovery requires no WiFi or data connection after the initial download, meaning parents don’t need to worry about their cell phone bills as their kids explore their communities with the mobile game!
Download the free app on:
The interactive, inquiry-based programs at the Jurassic Forest and Learning Centre will take students and teachers back in time to discover prehistoric flora and fauna, while highlighting the beauty and diversity of the modern forest ecosystem.
The educational programs at Jurassic Forest were designed to meet Alberta Curriculum targets for Grades 1-7. Students will explore the forest using skills of observation, investigation, and discussion to foster an appreciation for the natural history of the earth and the amazing organisms of the past and present.
2018 CORPORATE FAMILY FUN DATES NOW OPEN FOR BOOKINGS!
Plan your next company retreat in the primordial preserve of Jurassic Forest. Explore the winding trails and discover life-like dinosaurs roaming the prehistoric wooded terrain just as they did millions of years ago. Sit in on an awe-inspiring presentation from Jurassic Forest interpretive staff...and much, much more!