July 31st Full Day Dig
July 31, 2023 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Meet at: Dinosaur Journey Museum, Fruita at 8:00AM
Minimum Age: 7 (guests ages 16 or under must be accompanied by a paying adult)
Difficulty: Easy. No hiking is required on this expedition, but participants should expect to be outside all day, in the heat and bugs, working on open, rocky ground. We will provide some shade tarps.
Description: The Mygatt-Moore expeditions offer an introduction to paleontology field work. Get a little dirty digging for Jurassic dinosaurs. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of Apatosaurus and 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 on site along with a picnic lunch.
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
Noon – picnic lunch
1:00 PM – excavations
2:30 PM – return to Dinosaur Journey
3:00-3:30 – tour of Prep Lab