On-site Programs

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.

Get more detailed information about this program.

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.

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