The world of dinosaurs and prehistoric life can spark an interest in young and old alike but it is particularly strong among children. For some children, this interest slowly wanes over time but for others it only grows and broadens to include the many forms and stories of life on our earth. These are the children who are always bringing home rocks and bones and sea shells. They can tell you the name of the earth’s biggest snake and the deadliest spider and how long you’d live if you were bitten by either! For these children, the Great Plains Dinosaur Museum offers two unique “Junior Paleontology Programs.” Both these hands-on programs offer children ages 5-13 an opportunity to learn more about dinosaurs, fossils and paleontology.
2019 Jr. Paleo. Lab Experience
This ~60 minute program is conducted within the normally off-limits Collections at the Great Plains Dinosaur Museum. Children work in the Collections lab on real fossils, learning how paleontologists clean and care for fossils, how paleontologists identify what bones they’ve found, and what kind of dinosaur those bones belong to. This program can be tailored to any age participant from 4 years old to adults.
The Junior Paleo. Lab Program is generally offered on the afternoons after the Junior Paleo field experience, but just the Lab only portion can be scheduled anytime. For just the Lab only program, we ask for a minimum of two participants. Contact us for availability at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-654-5300.
We do not run the Junior Paleo. Program over weekends, and we will not be able to schedule outing the weeks of June 14th and August 19th – 30th.
Museum members: $25
For BOTH Junior Paleo Programs:
Museum members: $90
Please email us at email@example.com or call the museum for more information 406.654.5300. Reservations are booked by a non-refundable $50.00 deposit.