In our Palaeontologist for a Day program, you will join a real palaeontological excavation this summer and find out for yourself! Go shoulder-to-shoulder with researchers and field crews as we explore the Pipestone Creek bonebed for dinosaurs, and with them, the answers to what was really happening right here millions of years ago!

As one of the densest fossil sites in the world, Pipestone Creek is a treasure trove of prehistoric information, but there is still much we don’t know. Each new fossil uncovered provides another piece of the puzzle, and enhances our understanding of the enigmatic animals that once made their homes here.


As a part of the excavation team, you will start your day with a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum. Following the tour, you will get equipped with a museum tote bag, water bottle, and real fossil hunting tools. From there you will follow our team to Pipestone Creek Park in your vehicle, take a short hike to the bonebed, then set about excavating fossils with the assistance of our palaeontologists. There will also be time to take a break, breathe in the serene landscape, and have lunch hand-packed by our catering team.

Book today for your fossil dig experience or to give a fossil dig experience to others!

*Participants must be at least 12 years of age, and those under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Includes free admission to the museum on the day of the booking.


  • $199.00 per adult
  • $168.00 per student

Dates for Summer 2024

  • Friday, July 5th
  • Saturday, July 6th
  • Friday, July 12th
  • Saturday, July 13th
  • Sunday, July 14th
  • Wednesday, July 17th
  • Thursday, July 18th
  • Friday, July 19th
  • Saturday, July 20th
  • Monday, August 26th
  • Tuesday, August 27th
  • Wednesday, August 28th
  • Saturday, August 31st
  • Sunday, September 1st
  • Monday, September 2nd


  • 8:30 am: Behind-the-scenes tour of paleontology lab. Museum tote and water bottle provided.
  • 9:00 am: Participants will follow the Palaeontologist for a Day supervisor to Pipestone Creek Park in their own vehicles. Short hike to the bonebed.
  • 9:30 am: Tour to the Bonebed and begin digging for fossils.
  • 12:00 pm: Packed Lunch will be provided at the bonebed.
  • 4:30-5:00 pm: Pack up for the day. Leave from Pipestone Creek Park.


  • As the Palaeontologist for a Day program is an outdoor physical activity, participants must bring their own weather-appropriate attire, including sunscreen.
  • Palaeontologist for a Day programs will proceed rain or shine. Cancellations will only occur in the event of extreme or dangerous weather conditions.


  • If you are unable to make your booking for any reason, you need to change or cancel your program booking. Please contact us at 587-771-0662 at your earliest convenience.
    • Changes made up to one week prior to the program’s start date are eligible for a 90% refund.
    • Changes made between one week and three days (72 hours) are eligible for a 50% refund.
    • Changes made less than 3 days (72 hours) prior to the program start date are not eligible for a refund.
  • In addition to this, if the cancellation is due to circumstances beyond your control (travel delays or extreme weather ie. smoke), the first option is to explore re-booking.  If re-booking is not an option, 100% will be refunded.


Jul 17 2024


8:30 am - 5:00 pm


Currie Dinosaur Museum
9301 112 Avenue Wembley, Alberta, Canada T0H 3S0
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