DinoTracks Tours for Schools

Fun & Educational School Field Trip = DinoTracks During your DinoTracks school field trip, Insights' tour guides will take your students on a 2-mile hike through our 211 acres of fossilized dinosaur tracks and giant fossil beds from the Cretaceous Period. An ancient treasure is hidden in the rock beds of our corner of the vast Chihuahuan Desert.  Millennia of geological activity has changed the wet environment to an extreme and arid desert, but we can still see the evidence of an ancient dinosaur beach here today.  Insights' knowledgeable tour guides can cover a variety of topics associated with our DinoTracks.  Please let us know if you would specifically like to learn more about animal tracking, dinosaurs, geology, paleontology, or other topics. Tours usually last about 2.5 hours, so be…
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Nerd Nights

Nerd Nights

Nerd Night: Desert Waters Thursday, October 28th @ 6:00 pm PROUDLY SPONSORED BY: UTEP's NSF funded Dryland Critical Zone Project The Critical Zone is the layer of Earth's surface from the top of the trees to the bottom of the groundwater.  Rocks, soil, water, air, and living organisms interact in the Critical Zone to provide life-sustaining resources such as food and water. Scientists all over the world are working in a collaborative effort to better understand how the Critical Zone functions and changes in response to environmental variations. Join us to learn more about the incredible research taking place right in our backyard of the Chihuahuan Desert! This Nerd Night is especially geared towards Science Educators in the Border Region.  Using practical research methods modified from actual experiments used to…
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First Sunday DinoTracks Public Tour

First Sunday DinoTracks Public Tour

Public First Sunday Tours are not currently available.  Please contact us if you're interested in booking a private tour or stay tuned for the launch of our new augmented reality DinoTracks tour app in August of 2021.    Are you looking for a fun, active, and educational way to spend your Sunday afternoon?  Why not join Insights for prehistoric tour of fossilized dinosaur tracks right in the heart of the Border Region?   Join us on the first Sunday of each month Tours start at 1 pm during the cooler months and 9 am during the warmer months  Insights' tour guides will take you on a 2-mile hike through our 211 acres of fossilized dinosaur tracks and giant fossil beds from the Cretaceous Period.  An ancient treasure is hidden in our…
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DinoTracks Tours

DinoTracks Tours

  Did you know that there are 98 million year old dinosaur footprint fossils just 10 minutes from downtown El Paso?  Our trained DinoTracks hiking guides will take you on a tour of this prehistoric landscape. The Insights El Paso Science Center now owns 211 acres of DinoTracks at the border of 2 countries and 3 states, thanks to a generous donation from Stanley Jobe .  The site was donated to Insights following the initial discovery of the dinosaur footprints by geologist Eric Kappus in 2002.  Millennia of geological activity has changed the wet environment to an extreme and arid desert, but with a trained eye, we can still see the evidence of an ancient dinosaur beach at the DinoTracks site today. Join Insights for prehistoric tour of fossilized dinosaur tracks…
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