Just past the Oldengate Bridge on the left, kids of all ages will enjoy exploring the Boneyard. This educational playground is a replica of a dig site with rope ladders, tunnels and slides, on varying levels for you to explore to your heart’s content.The soft cushiony floor makes for a safe play area. There are a number of interactive displays here as well. Don’t be afraid to open doors and lids to crates, or step on dinosaur footprints because you never know what you’ll encounter.
There are dig site notes and facts posted around the walls of the enclosed area and the fossils here are archaeologically correct.
Nearby the sandbox area is not filled with real sand, but rather a no-stick variety known as “Texas grit”.Here children can play archaeologist and dig for the faux remains of a 10,000-year old woolly mammoth. Throughout the day, the sandbox is periodically closed so that these precious bones can be reburied for the next group of budding archaeologists to discover!
The Boneyard is wheelchair accessible.