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Welcome to Jurassic Forest

  • Autumn means new hours and back to school field trips!

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    September is almost here and that means that kids are heading back to school, with all students being in class by September 5th.  

    For Jurassic Forest, it means that we can look forward to once again hosting lots of children as they embark on their first field trip of the new school year.  It’s a great time of the year as they learn about the changing of the season and the impact 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 5th our closing time is being adjusted from the previous 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 2017.  That’s a decision we will be making soon, but we are going to watch the weather a little bit more before we commit to a day and date.  

    Thank you to everyone for such a great Summer Season!

    Sincerely,
    Jurassic Forest

What's New at the Forest?

  • Take your class on a field trip back in time to the world of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures!

    We are now booking field trips for 2017! Journey down the Discovery Trails and meet massive and majestic herbivores such as Stegosaurus and Triceratops, while sneaking past lethal predators including Tyrannosaurus rex and Spinosaurus. You'll see many familiar dinosaur faces, and maybe meet some creatures you haven't heard of before! Children will enjoy digging for dinosaur bones, playing in the playground, and even taking a ride on a dinosaur.

    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.

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    2017 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 an on-staff paleontologists in the edu-center. Or watch the youngsters raptor-bounce around in our Dino Bounce House...and much, much more!

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Jurassic Forest Location

3 kilometres north of the town of Gibbons, AB, 1 kilometre west of Highway 28 on Township Road 564, close to the Goose Hummock Resort

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Did You Know?

Archaeopteryx is a feathered dinosaur from the Jurassic Period of Germany, and is considered the transition fossil between birds and dinosaurs. It had the feathers and wings of a bird, but the teeth, tail, and claws of a dinosaur.

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