Fossil Digs

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Come experience paleontology firsthand! Located in Glendive, Montana, we offer guided dig adventures in the Badlands of the Hell Creek Formation. Massive amounts of erosion have occurred through the soft sediments, revealing the rich fossil evidence of the past. Fossils from Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops, Edmontosaur, turtles, fish, and others are commonly found on the site.  

Join us for a half-day or full day as we explore the rugged terrain together. Learn how to discover, identify, and excavate fossilized dinosaur bones.  See them with your own eyes, hold them in your hands, and learn how to interpret them from a Christian and creationist perspective, from the understanding that the Bible offers a literal historic record of a worldwide flood initiated by God in judgment of our sin.

Internationally known author and speaker Dennis Petersen has experienced digging on this property in years past. In encouraging others to attend he writes, "… If you have never been on a real dinosaur excavation with God-fearing, experienced creationary (not evolutionary) teachers … it is one of the most delightful, meaningful and memorable things you will ever do in your life! The mere idea of unearthing the remains of creatures that have been preserved by sediments laid down during the global flood is stimulating enough. The truly wonderful bonus is to see an unbelieving friend softened toward the Lord as they see and feel the evidence of God’s awesome power revealed in the rocks.”

If you are interested in participating in a dig-for-a-day adventure, please read through the following information prior to contacting us to schedule your dig: 

2016 Dig Application

2016 Dig Checklist

2016 Dig Waiver

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Did You Know?


The terrain of the Hell Creek Formation in Montana is similar to the “mauvaises terres” of Badlands National Park in South Dakota and the Grand Canyon.  While, at a quick glance, the landscape may seem barren and even hostile, it is teeming with life: birds, insects, chipmunks, rabbits, deer, coyotes, and a variety of other animals call this terrain their home.