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Welcome to Jurassic Forest

  • See You in Spring 2020!

     Park-Closing

  • 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 2020! 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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    2020 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!

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Rules & Regulations

Care For All Living Things

Jurassic Forest is home for many dinosaurs, animals and plants. Recycle and garbage receptacles are available throughout park. Please treat them with courtesy and do not approach or feed dinosaurs, pick or damage plants, or throw coins in ponds. Also, please stay on pathways and respect safety fences. There is no smoking, pets, roller blades/skates, heelies, skateboards, scooters, bicycles and tricycles, balls, frisbees and balloons allowed on the park premises. Barbeques are not allowed at the facility. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Keep the park clean

Recycle and garbage receptacles are available throughout park.

Pets

Please be aware that pets are not allowed in the facility due to the proximity to the natural forest and all of the wildlife that live there. Jurassic Forest only allows service animals with appropriate identification in the facility. Please do not leave an animal in your vehicle. We are obligated to report animals left in vehicles to the RCMP.

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Please remember...

Jurassic Forest is a ‘living’ forest; there are animals, plants and insects in addition to dinosaurs, that could pose a risk. Use the park facility at your own risk and follow park regulations for an enjoyable visit.

What to Bring

Since Jurassic forest is set in a natural environment, it is recommended that you bring clothing suitable for enjoying the outdoors and a variety of weather conditions. We also recommend that you bring:

camera

bugspray

lotion-glasses

waterbottle

snacks

hat

  • Camera - pictures and videos are encouraged!
  • Insect Repellant
  • Sunblock
  • Water bottle
  • Picnic lunch and snacks – Jurassic Forest does offer a variety of lunch and snack items, but you are welcome to bring your own.
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Good walking shoes – Jurassic Forest has an extensive system of wooden pathways for you to enjoy. They are stroller and wheelchair friendly.

The Jurassic Forest gift shop carries many of these items, just in case you run out!

Activities

Here are just some of the things that you can do while visiting Jurassic Forest. Keep checking back for special events!

Dinosaur Discovery

Set out on our trails in search of dinosaurs! With your paleontology guide in hand, explore, discover and learn about the world of the dinosaurs and the ancient creatures that live in Jurassic Forest.

Paleontological Site

Not all of our dinosaurs can be seen along the trails, some are buried beneath the forest floor! At our dig site, you can help us discover and identify the remains of one of Jurassic Forest’s previous inhabitants.

Interactive Display

A few of our dinosaurs are tame enough to ride!

Adventure Play Area

Built for children 2 and over, our adventure play area is designed to challenge, excite and entertain! Climb the rocks or dig for fossils, there are adventures for everyone!

Flora & Fauna Expedition

Explore the natural beauty of Jurassic Forest. Discover the flora and fauna that our dinosaurs live with. Our trails will provide you with a wonderful opportunity to observe and enjoy the natural environment of the park.

Picnic

Enjoy one of the selections from our food bar or bring your own picnic lunch. We have a picnic table waiting for you!

Scavenger Hunts

Hunt through the forest for clues and animals, print out the scavenger sheets and begin your adventure:

Amenities

Jurassic Forest offers amenities that guarantee human survival in a primeval world. These include:

  • Two kilometres of discovery trails
  • Junior Palaeontologist Playground
    • Dinosaur Dig
    • Tyrannosaurus rex Slide
    • Activity Area
  • Interactive Learning Centre
  • Gift shop
  • Concession
  • Accessible parking and bus parking available for guests and tour groups
  • Baby changing stations in family washrooms
  • Strollers and wheelchairs available for rental, day use only. Limited quantities of each are available. No reservations please.

Accessibility

Jurassic Forest is completely wheelchair / motorized scooter and stroller accessible.

Hours and Admission

Now Closed for the Season.

See you in spring 2020!

Administrative Office

The Jurassic Forest administrative team is on site all winter to assist you with any questions you may have regarding Seasonal Memberships, special events, and daily visits. You can  either call or email us your questions and we will be happy to help you out.

If we have temporarily stepped out of the office or are away from the phone, please leave us a voice mail and we will return your call as soon as possible!

Did you forget or misplace a personal item during your visit? Please give us a call and we can assist you in checking our LOST and FOUND items!

Office Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Office Phone: 780-470-2446
After Hours Emergency Contact: 780-292-6112

Daily Admission Prices

  • Child (3-12) $10
  • Youth (13-17) $12
  • Senior (60+) $12
  • Adult $15
  • Family (2 adults & 2 children) $45
  • Family (2 adults & 3 children) $55

Journey to Extinction Mini-Golf

  • Single Round $9
  • Second Round Rate $5
  • Seasonal Member Rate $5

Combined Adventure Pass (General Admission + Mini-Golf)

  • Child (3-12) $17
  • Youth (13-17) $19
  • Senior (60+) $19
  • Adult $22
  • Family (2 adults & 2 children) $73
  • Family (2 adults & 3 children) $90

Seasonal Membership Prices

Become a Seasonal Member to receive unlimited visits to Jurassic Forest, discounts in the gift shop, special event invitations, and much more!

  • Child (3-12) $25
  • Youth (13-17) $30
  • Adult $40
  • Senior (60+) $30
  • Family (2 adults & 2 children) $125
  • Family (2 adults & 3 children) $145

* All Prices include GST

 

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Field Trips and Event Bookings

Now accepting Field Trip and Event bookings for the 2020 Season.

Looking to book your next field trip, birthday party, school activity, corporate party or social event, Jurassic Forest is here and ready to help. We can accommodate both small groups as well as larger groups from 50 to 500, and provide your group a complete educational and entertainment experience that is second to none!

For information on facility rental pricing and our own unique catering packages, please contact us at 780-470-2446 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

School field trips are booking quickly and the calendar is filling up, so please book online today!

Our simplified registration and booking process ensures your event is reserved in our booking system in just minutes, and with only a minimal refundable deposit being requested at the time of booking it’s both easy and convenient to book your next dinosaur excursion at Jurassic Forest.

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Location

Here are some easy ways to find us:

Site Address:

2-23210, Township Road 564, Gibbons, Alberta

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

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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?

Fossils of Apatosaurus have been found with gastroliths, or stomach stones, which the dinosaur would have swallowed to help break down tough plant material because it had very weak spoon-shaped teeth, poor for chewing.