Little Snowy Mountains Dinosaur Project 2014
Judith River Dinosaur Institute
Box 51177
Billings, Montana 59105
(406) 696-5842

You must read thoroughly all information contained herein, and fill out the application form, attach the appropriate application processing fee, and send it to Judith River Dinosaur Institute.
After reviewing the following materials, fill out Application Form Here.

Note that each week is limited to 16 persons so space is limited! Don't wait too long or we will fill up and you will miss out on a great opportunity. The two weeks for next year will involve excavations of exciting new sauropod and stegosaurus finds - a truly rare and unique experience!

Weeks one and two are planned for the "Little Snowy Mountains Dinosaur Project 2014 near Billings, Montana.

Don't be intimidated if you are serious about science and paleontology and willing to learn and do the hard and sometimes tedious work required to participate. We are quite willing to train you, but please do consider that this is for the serious individual and not just the casual vacationer. Work is hard, intense and tedious, and hot and dusty. You must be dedicated to learning and following instruction. However, there is still room for you even if you are not, as long as you are serious about learning and willing to follow the direction of staff as they train you in the proper techniques.

Dates for the 2014 season

* Week 1 July 5th - July 11th.
* Week 2 July 20th - July 25th.

Fee Structure for Dinosaur Dig

The fee for weeks 1 and 2 - the "Little Snowy Mountains Dinosaur Project 2014 is $1,695.00 per person - meals included.

Fee details - Your $1,695 fee is paid as follows:

A deposit of $847.50 for the Little Snowy Mountains Dinosaur Project is required to apply for acceptance on "Little Snowy Mountains Dinosaur Project 2014 (successful applicants will be informed by e-mail or phone). Remaining balance of $847.50 is due no later than two weeks prior to arrival. Make checks payable to "Judith River Dinosaur Institute."

Refund Policy

In the event that you are unable to participate, the $847.50 deposit is refundable only if notification is received no less than 90 days prior to the applied for start date.

No refund of the deposit will be payable if notification received within 90 days of the applied for start date. Refunds are not transferable.

If "Little Snowy Mountains Dinosaur Project 2014 is canceled by the Institute, a full refund will be issued less a $100 cancellation fee.

If circumstances beyond the Institute's control delay any "Little Snowy Mountains Dinosaur Project 2014," participant's associated costs due to such delays will be their own responsibility.

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What is included with your $1,695 fee for the “Little Snowy Mountains Dinosaur Project 2014"?

This program will be camp-out digs - no motels - and will offer a true Montana outdoor experience. Tuition includes all food and beverages (no alcoholic beverages) while we are at camp.

Participants must bring their own tents, sleeping bags and personal effects. All excavation materials will be provided. We will help coordinate the rendezvous point and ground transportation (shared participant cost) from and to Billings, MT. If you have further questions regarding the program please feel free to contact us at 1-406-696-5842.


Here are a few things you may want to bring:

  • Comfortable hiking shoes.
  • A good shade hat.
  • Sun screen
  • Sun glasses
  • Bug spray
  • Water bottle
  • Gloves
  • Nap sack or fanny pack.
  • Camera or video camera.
  • Ziplock bags
  • Small notebook for a daily journal.

Setting up camp


Here's a few titles for team members to "bone-up"on:

  • Dinosaurs Under The Big Sky - John R. Horner
  • The Dinosaur Heresies - Robert T. Bakker
  • National Geographic Dinosaurs - Paul Barrett
  • Introduction to the Study of Dinosaurs - Anthony J. Martin
  • Scientific American Dinosaurs - Gregory S. Paul

- Click Here to Fill Out an Application Form -

Lodging While in Billings

Boothill Inn is the 2014 official lodging for the JRDI and we have reserved rooms around the dig dates for your convenience: July 5th, 11th, 19th and July 25th.  The special rates will be $89 for a room with 2 queen size beds and $83 for a room with one king size bed. (Tax is not included in those rates.) They provide complimentary shuttle service, serve a hot breakfast each morning and fresh baked cookies in the evening. They also offer WIFI throughout the hotel and have an indoor pool and hot tubs for guests.

Reservations can be made through their website at All you need to do is note that you are with the Judith River Dinosaur Dig and they will ensure you get that special rate!