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Preservation of Early Cretaceous Dinosaur Tracks and Trackways

What was Bexar County like 112-103 million years ago, when dinosaurs walked on an ancient shoreline?

Paleontologists have gained new insight into the environment and behavior of dinosaurs by using advanced imagery techniques. Digitizing Early Cretaceous (112-103 million years ago) dinosaur trackways at Government Canyon and other Texas locations preserves the geological heritage of fossil sites which will be lost over time to the natural forces of erosion. Join us to learn more from Dr. Thomas Adams, the Chief Curator and Vice President of Research at the Witte Museum.  Dr. Adams has led past research on the dinosaur tracks at Government Canyon and is an expert on trackways throughout Texas.

Open to all ages, minors must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.

No reservations required; no pets please. All Natural Area entry fees apply. Meet at the Amphitheater, next to parking lot C.

Government Canyon can be very busy and we often fill to capacity. To ensure entrance and save time at the Fee Booth, please pre-purchase and print out a day pass.

Dress in layers for sitting outdoors; the weather may be cooler than you’re expecting. Wear sturdy footwear for our gravel paths, and bring water. Seating is on limestone ledges, please bring a cushion if desired for comfort.

This activity is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. Check conditions by going to the GCSNA website, or social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram.