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Half Day: June 27th, 2022

June 27 @ 8:00 am

Difficulty: No hiking is required on this expedition, but participants should expect to be outside, in the heat and bugs, working on open, rocky ground. We will provide some shade tarps.

Description: Great for beginners of ages 5 and older, the Mygatt-Moore half day expeditions offer paleontology field work in the cool of a summer morning. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Water and Gatorade will be provided.

What to Bring: Expeditioners should dress for working outdoors in summer: bring a wide-brimmed hat, sturdy closed-toed shoes or hiking boots, sunscreen, a camera, and bug spray. Long pants are recommended, but not required.


8:00 AM – Orientation at Dinosaur Journey in Fruita, CO

8:30 AM – Depart Dinosaur Journey.

9:00 AM – Arrive at MMQ for excavations

11:45 AM – return to Dinosaur Journey

12:15-12:45 PM – tour of Prep Lab

Half Day Dinosaur Dig

This dinosaur dig is currently full. However you can register now and get added to a wait list. Spaces will be given first come first serve to those on the waitlist.
Half Day Dinosaur Dig has a minimum age of participants of 5 years old and ALL children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. All people at the dig sites (including adults accompanying children) must be registered and paid in full.
June 27th, 2022 8:00 AM through  1:00 PM
Dinosaur Journey Museum
550 Jurassic Court
Fruita, CO 81521
United States
Participant Fee(s)
Half Day Participant (any age) $ 100.00
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    June 27
    8:00 am
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    462 Ute Ave
    Grand Junction, CO 81501 United States


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