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Welcome to Jurassic Forest

  • See You in Spring 2020!

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  • 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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See You in Spring 2020!

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Now Open for 2018!

Something Big is Coming!

It's great to be open for another exciting season of dinosaur exploration, mini golf and educational nature hikes. We’ve been busy painting, fixing, repairing and prepping everything so the exhibits, displays, trails and the facilities are “just right” for your upcoming visit.

We have lots of new things coming your way for 2018 but for some of the new features we will all need to wait just a bit longer before they will be making their debut here on the site! Who or what do you think is hiding in the picture just above???

An exciting new feature already up and running is our BOOK YOUR EVENT NOW feature. Wanting to book an educational field trip, or birthday party? You can do it right on-line from anywhere or anytime, as long as you have a computer or smartphone. For those customized GO WILD corporate event packages, we still need you to email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone us at 780-470-2446

Just a reminder for all teachers and educators, we can customize a school visit for students for all grade levels right from preschool and kindergarten, right to Grade 1 and Grade 10 (inclusive). It's a great day of outside fun, sunshine and a walk in our active learning park that delivers key curriculum based learning messages about dinosaurs in an educational and entertaining manner.

We are now open with daily operating hours of 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM, and we are open 7 days per week including all holiday Mondays and other statutory holidays. Last admission to the Park should always be prior to 6:00 PM.

Got questions about Jurassic Forest, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. anytime or call us at 780-470-2446 during operating hours and we would be happy to assist you further!

Seasonal Memberships

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Seasonal Members Receive:

  • Unlimited visits to Jurassic Forest during the season
  • Discounted rates for Journey to Extinction Mini Golf
  • 10% off all regular-priced gift shop merchandise
  • Personal invitations to special events and activities

Seasonal Membership Prices:

  • 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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Teachers/Educators

In this section, you'll find:

  • Strategies and activities that you can use on your class trip to Jurassic Forest
  • Lesson plans and ideas for additional learning
  • Additional resources and ideas for learning about dinosaurs

The intent of the material you can find here is to provide you with ideas and lessons that you can incorporate into your classroom activities. Although, each lesson will include a recommended grade level, please note that many of the lessons are ‘scalable’ and can be easily modified to challenge various age groups.

Download the Teachers Educational Booklet for more information:

EDU Booklet

View our School Programs here

If you are interested in booking a group outing for your students contact us.

Grade 1

Seasonal Changes

Grade 5

Wetland Ecosystems

Grade 2

Diversity of Animals

Grade 6

Trees and Forests

Grade 3

Life Cycles

Grade 7

Fossil Formation and Palaeontology

Grade 4

Paleontology in Alberta
 

Scavenger Hunts

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

Events

Jurassic Forest hosts exciting special events and celebrations throughout the season. Keep an eye on the event calendar for details about all the fun stuff coming up soon! Don't forget, Seasonal Members get discounts on all special events!

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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?

The large cranial crest on Parasaurolophus was hollow, with tubes running from each nostril into the crest. The crest functioned in species recognition, and was used for communication between members of a herd.