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The Stevenson Tree at the Petrified Forest

Celebrating Earth Science Week
October 10 - 16, 2014

The Petrified Forest will be offering free admission for those 17 years and under during this week. The theme of this week will be “Earth’s Connected Systems” and our naturalists will be emphasizing how the ecosystem interacts with internal and external factors such as climate to create the park we see today. Please join us in learning about our natural environment.


Step back in Time, over 3 million years, and follow the trail of majestic petrified redwood giants arrayed before you in a fascinating grove in beautiful California wine country.

Come take a walk with family and friends and be a witness to redwood trees that once grew in abundance here and were turned to stone 3.4 million years ago by a local volcano.

The trail is open for self-guided tours throughout the day. Docent led tours occur at 11:00 am, 1:00 and 3:00 pm and take approximately 1.5 hour at no additional charge. Check Admission and Hours for updated information.

Find unique gifts inspired by nature - crystals, fossils, minerals, jewelry, books, polished petrified wood and more!!!