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July 15th Half Day Dig

July 15, 2023 @ 8:00 am 12:30 pm

Departs from: Dinosaur Journey Museum, Fruita at 8:00 AM

Minimum Age: 5 (guests ages 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult)

Difficulty: Easy. 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 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. 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.

Itinerary:

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

8:30 AM – Depart Dinosaur Journey.

9:00 AM – Arrive at MMQ for excavations

11:30 AM – Return to Dinosaur Journey

12:00-12:30 PM – tour of Prep Lab

July 15th Half Day Dig

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Date:
July 15, 2023
Time:
8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Cost:
$115
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.museumofwesternco.com/things-to-do/dino-digs/

Organizer

Museums of Western Colorado
Phone:
970-242-0971
Website:
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550 Jurassic Court
Fruita, CO 81521 United States
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970-242-0971