Dinosaur Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Guided Excavation 2-Day

We are not able to offer Guided Excavations in 2024.

Please check back in 2025.


Experience this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to excavate dinosaur fossils at one of the richest fossil localities in the world. On the Guided Excavation program, you will work alongside an experienced palaeontological technician to expose and collect 75-million-year-old fossils as part of an active bonebed excavation.

As part of the 2-day program, dig deeper into the techniques and methods of palaeontological field work and learn about the scientific questions that your work is helping to answer as you return for a full second day of excavating in the quarry.

Find out firsthand why this exceptional landscape was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and contribute to ongoing research done by the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology.


This program is not wheelchair or stroller accessible.

Cancellations may occur due to extreme weather events, including extreme heat and rain.

Please note: Sturdy running or hiking shoes are required for this tour. 

Program Date(s)

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Meet at: Dinosaur Visitor Centre

Duration: 14 Hours

Effort: Difficult

Ages: 14+

Fee: $375/Person

Info: Program Guide


Tags: Guided Excavation
Updated: Mar 30, 2024