June 20th Paleo Lab Day
June 20, 2024 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Meet at: Dinosaur Journey Museum, Fruita at 8:00AM
Minimum Age: 12 (guests ages 16 or under must be accompanied by a paying adult)
Difficulty: Easy. No hiking or working outdoors, but participants should expect to spend the day sitting and performing small, repetitive tasks on delicate projects.
Description: Learn how to repair and clean fossils in the paleo lab. Participants will spend a full day in the Dinosaur Journey Fossil Preparation Lab learning different techniques used to clean and repair fossil bone, from mechanical prep, to molding and casting. Our expert paleontologists will be there to show you the tools and guide you every step of the way. This is a perfect match for enthusiasts and future paleontologists alike. Individual projects may vary depending on availability in the lab.
What to Bring: Expeditioners should wear closed-toed shoes and bring a camera for this indoor adventure.
8:00 AM – Orientation at Dinosaur Journey in Fruita, CO & Lab Tour
8:45 AM – Divide into groups for rotation through stations
9:00AM – Stations: Molding & Casting / Mechanical Prep
11:30 – Lunch in the Museum Discovery Center
12:30 PM – Stations: Paint Castings / Mechanical Prep
3:00 PM – End of day