July 24th Half Day Dig
July 24, 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.
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