Splash and Dig
July 1 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Great for beginners of all ages, 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. After lunch at the museum and a behind the scenes tour of the paleo lab, we will head to the Imondi Aqua Park for an afternoon of fun on the floating inflatable playground on the lake.
Expeditioners should dress for working outdoors in summer: bring a wide-brimmed hat, sturdy shoes or hiking boots, sunscreen, and bug spray. Water and Gatorade will be provided on site. 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.
8:00am – Orientation at Dinosaur Journey
8:30am – Depart Dinosaur Journey
9:00am – Arrive at Mygatt-Moore Quarry for excavations
11:30am – Lunch at the quary
12:30-1:00pm – Return to Dinosaur Journey & tour the Prep Lab
1:30pm – Change into swim gear
2:00pm – Cool off at the Imondi Aqua Park
>4:00pm – Return to Dinosaur Journey for the end of the day
Minimum age: 6
$125 per participant
First things first: you’ll need to submit an information and medical release form covering everyone you’re registering
Splash and Dig