Backyard Bones: Dinosaur Dig Program
Solve a dinosaur mystery! This program is a simulated dinosaur dig in our Dinosaur Dig Site at the Visitor Center. This hands-on, inquiry-based program is gives students a chance to predict, uncover evidence, and draw conclusions about dinosaurs, fossils, and ancient Colorado. (This program does not include a guided tour of Dinosaur Ridge sites.)
Length of Program: 45 minutes to 1 hour
Grade Levels: PreK-3rd
Maximum Program Capacity: 20 students
Fee & Deposit: Schools are $4/student and non-teacher chaperones. Teachers are free. Non-school groups are $5/person. Staff is free. Minimum deposit for 12 participants required.
On Site Tour Sign-up
To sign-up, complete the on-site program request form.
Dinosaur Ridge offers full and partial scholarships for qualifying schools. These scholarships are available through the Field Experience Fund for Title I schools with 50% or more on the Free-and-Reduced-Lunch Program. Learn more about Dinosaur Ridge School Program Scholarships.
We also work with the Jefferson County Outdoors Foundation, which provides transportation reimbursement for qualifying schools.