Khaznat al-Faroun at Petra, Jordan. Photo taken by Calvin College professor Bert DeVries

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Prince Conference Center
1800 East Beltline SE,
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

1-800-PETRA05
(616) 526-7800

Experience Experience
Return to the PETRA homepage April 4, 2005 - August 15, 2005
Lost City of Stone

Plan Your Visit: Dig Petra

For the entire run of Petra: Lost City of Stone, children can test their archaeological skills at the Al Beidha excavation site. At this specially-created dig site, located behind Calvin's Prince Conference Center, children can unearth artifacts, pottery shards (and even a few bones) under the direction of a real-life archaeologist.

"Dig Petra" Family Field Trip

Mother and son discovering lost artifacts

Two children making a large discovery.

Charles Huizinga, Phil Beezhold, and Neal Bierling
Charles Huizinga, Phil Beezhold, and Neal Bierling began burying artifacts in mid-September for children to unearth when visiting the Dig Petra site.

Al Beidha excavation site located behind the Prince Conference Center
9 a.m. — Noon; exhibition tour at 12:30 p.m.

  • April 16, 23 & 30
  • May 7, 14 & 21
  • June 18 & 25
  • July 23 & 30
  • August 6

$15/adult; $12/children between the ages of 5 and 17 Package for four persons (two adults and two children): $50 (includes dig site excavation, exhibition ticket and a 10% off coupon at the Khazneh Café). Groups limited to 20 people; pre-registration is required.

Call (616) 526-7800 or 1-800-PETRA05 for tickets.

Lodging Packages:

Package for two persons:
1st night $110 (plus taxes); additional nights $85 per night (plus taxes). Includes two tickets to the exhibition and dig excavation site, and a 10% off coupon at the Khazneh Café, normal rates apply for additional tickets.

Package for a family of four:
1st night $135 (plus taxes); additional nights $85 per night (plus taxes). Includes four tickets to the exhibition and dig excavation site, and a 10% off coupon at the Khazneh Café, normal rates apply for additional tickets.

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