Fossil Digs for 2023 are now FULL! Thank you for your support and check back in 2024 for more dig opportunities!
For our regular 1/2 day and full-day dig opportunities, 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”
* 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.