Once dinosaur fossils are excavated, what happens then? Most people don’t realize this is when the hard work really begins! Finding and excavating a dinosaur represents about 20% of the total time before the animal is ready to exhibit. Preparing the fossil in a controlled environment is extremely important before the specimen is ready for research. This is where the Dino Lab comes in. It is the official repository for all specimens collected by the Judith River Dinosaur Institute (JRDI). The lab is about 7,000 square feet of
space with state-of-the art preparation equipment. Many scientists and preparators wished they had a facility such as this to work in! The Dino Lab prepares fossils recovered by JRDI teams.
To join us for a Fossil Preparation Course please read all of the information, complete and sign the application form below.
Note to Parents:
We have hosted many high school and college students over the years, producing over a dozen students who are now involved in paleontological careers. It is not necessary for a parent or guardian to attend. We’ve handled minors for years and have parent references upon request. However, minimum age for kids is 16. Sorry, we cannot make an exception no matter how mature the child due to insurance liability requirements.
If you plan for a child age 16-17 to attend, a parent or guardian must complete the application form listing each child and their age.
Upon completion of the form below, you will be redirected to an option to pay deposit by check or by credit card.