The Summer 2021 dig season is full! Check back this fall to request a dig for Summer 2022!
Please read the information below before submitting a request.
Come experience paleontology firsthand! Learn how we discover, excavate, and identify fossils. See them with your own eyes; hold them in your hands. The Glendive Dinosaur & Fossil Museum hosts half-day digs on a private dig site in the rugged badlands of the Hell Creek Formation. We also offer a combination of a half-day dig and half-day fossil prep. To help you evaluate whether this adventure would suit you, please read our “Dig Checklist”
Please contact Tommy Lohman, our dig supervisor, via the form below, for potential dig dates. (Request form will be available Fall, 2021)
Once your dig date is confirmed by our dig supervisor, you will be emailed an application with further instructions.
* Due to their interest and endurance, children under the age of 8 may not be suited to digs. Please read our “Dig Checklist” to help you evaluate these options.
** The Dig and Fossil Prep option offers a taste of paleontology from “find to finish.” Following a half-day dig (8 AM-Noon), and an hour lunch break (eat at a local restaurant or pack a lunch), we will guide you in the techniques of fossil preparation in our workshop (at the museum, 1 PM-4 PM), working on what you excavated during your dig and/or to help us work on a fossil in our collection. This is a great hands-on experience for those considering paleontology for their future!
*** Dig and Fossil Prep is not recommended for children under the age of 12, exceptions may be made by the dig supervisor. The price will still be $150.