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Unearth the Past: A Guide to 2024 Dinosaur & Fossil Digs Near You – Part I

Start planning early and reserve your space on a dinosaur or fossil dig in 2024!

Petrified Forest National Park, AZ

In the far corner of Arizona sits the amazing Petrified Forest National Park where 200 million year old animal and plant fossils are regularly discovered.


Join the One-Day Fossil Dig and Discovery Excavation for a real paleontological dig with Adam Marsh, Park Paleontologist.

Perfect for: People who want to dig for just one day.

June 15, 2024

August 10, 2024

 $165 for 1 day

For the true adventurer, join the 6-day Paleontology in the Land of Color dig with Christa Sadler. You'll be camping in a remote area of the park to excavate fossils and look for new fossil sites.

Perfect for: An in-depth immersion into paleontology fieldwork with camping.

May 5-10, 2024

 $650 for 6 days

Glenrock, WY

Join the search for Triceratops, Edmontosaurus, and T. rex in the Lance Formation in Wyoming. Three programs are available this season, so choose the one that’s right for you.

Perfect for: Dinosaur die hards who who want to find fossils in the incomparable Lance Formation of Wyoming.

Greenhorn for first timers: July 11-14 or July 18-21 

Exploration program for prospecting and collecting: June 27-30

Excavation program for fieldwork: July 25-28

$900 for 4 days

Hot Springs, SD

Excavate mammoths and other Ice Age fauna in this incredibly prolific location in South Dakota. It's hands-on citizen science at its finest!

Perfect for: A fully immersive paleontology dig experience that's sheltered from the weather and within the comfort of a museum!

Choose 1 week/Monday-Friday in 2024

June 10-14

June 17-21

July 8-12

July 15-19

$750 for 5 days

Bynum, Montana

The very first dinosaur eggs in the United States were discovered near this site in the heart of Montana dino country. This season's fieldwork takes place in massive bone bed with fossils galore.

Perfect for: Those traveling between Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks

Open daily June-August

$110 for half-day

$225 for full-day

Ekalaka, Montana

This camp for dino-loving teens takes high school students on a 1-week paleontology dig to unearth Mosasaurs and other fossils in the Hell Creek Formation of Montana. For students in grades 9-12.

Perfect for: Teenagers with a real interest in paleontology fieldwork

August 11-16, 2024

$1,400 for a week



The Burren, Ireland

An exclusive opportunity to join an active archaeological excavation in Ireland for 5-days of excavating, cleaning and cataloguing materials.

Perfect for: Anyone who wants to add to our knowledge about the people who populated ancient Ireland.

August 14-20, 2024

$5,099 for a week

Includes all tools, training, accommodations, transport and most meals.

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