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 drive yourself to the bonebed, then set about scouring the bonebed for the next big discovery with the assistance of our palaeontology team. There will also be time to take a break, breathe in the serene landscape, and have lunch hand-packed by our catering team.
*Participants must be at least 12 years of age, and those under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
28 JUN Wed at 8:30AM
29 JUN Thu at 8:30AM
30 JUN Fri at 8:30AM
1 JUL Sat at 8:30AM
2 JUL Sun at 8:30AM
12 JUL Wed at 8:30AM
13 JUL Thu at 8:30AM
14 JUL Fri at 8:30AM
15 JUL Sat at 8:30AM
16 JUL Sun at 8:30AM
11 AUG Fri at 8:30AM
12 AUG Sat at 8:30AM
21 AUG Mon at 8:30AM
22 AUG Tue at 8:30AM
23 AUG Wed at 8:30AM
8:30 am: Behind-the-scenes tour of lab. Museum tote and water bottle provided.
9:00 am: Participants will follow the Palaeontologist for a Day supervisor to the Pipestone parking lot in their own vehicles.
9:30 am: Tour to the Bonebed and begin digging for fossils.
12:00 pm: Packed Lunch will be provided at the bonebed.
5:00 pm: Pack up for the day.
Any changes to your booking can be completed up to 72 hours before the booking; however, cancellations received after 8 days before the date of the program will only be eligible for a 50% refund, and no refund will be issued for same day cancellations.