Day in the Lab: Fossil Preparation, Casting, & Screen Washing • MWC
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Day in the Lab: Fossil Preparation, Casting, & Screen Washing

July 15 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Minimum Age: 12 (guests 16 or under must be accompanied by a paying adult)

What happens after the fossils are taken from the field? Join us in Dinosaur Journey’s fossil preparation lab, and get your hands dirty alongside expert paleontologists while learning about fossil preparation, casting & screen washing. Even take home a cast of your choosing!

When paired with a Whole Day or Half Day Dinosaur Dig this provides an immersive experiences for enthusiasts and future paleontologists alike.


8:00 am – Orientation at Dinosaur Journey in Fruita, CO & Lab Tour

9:00 am – Divide into 3 small groups for rotation through stations

9:15 am – 3 Stations: Molding & Casting / Screen Washing Matrix / Mechanical Prep

11:30 pm – Lunch in the Museum Discovery Center

12:30 pm – 3 Stations: Paint Castings / Pick Fossils from Screen Washings / Mechanical Prep

3:00 pm – End of Day

Dinosaur Journey Prep Lab

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July 15
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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