When was the last time you found yourself in a landscape so quiet that the only sounds came from the wind and birds? Have you ever seen land so vast that the horizon stretched off for 100 miles? Eastern Montana is truly Big Sky Country and home to countless dinosaur specimens.
We offer dinosaur dig programs each year and many other educational opportunities for both children and adults.
Yes! You can Dig for Dinosaurs!
Dig with a team of Scientists…
If you are considering joining a dinosaur dig, it is extremely important that you find out if you are participating with a regional non-profit museum or recognized scientific institution. In Montana there are many dig opportunities offered by outfits that are commercial collectors. These are businesses that legally collect and sell fossils. Many of these commercial organizations do work with paleontologists, museums, and take data.
We think, working with a museum such as the Great Plains Dinosaur Museum is a far more rewarding experience. Often field crews are acknowledged in scientific papers and reports, and more importantly you will be working with scientists directly to collect fossils that will one day go into displays or be the focus of scientific research. By working with a museum, you will literally be contributing to the future success of the scientific discipline of paleontology and the community/region it is located in.
(if you have questions about any paleontology institutions or individuals, we strongly urge you to contact the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology at http://vertpaleo.org/)