Junior Paleontologist Program
How do paleontologists find dinosaur bones and how do they piece together clues to discover the ancient past? In this hands-on, inquiry-based program, young students will begin to answer these questions. Our trained guides lead students through our Dinosaur Dig Boneyard, our world famous dinosaur tracksite (with over 300 dinosaur footprints), and our outdoor exhibit of life-sized dinosaurs. Throughout the program, students will be engaged in the scientific method with ample time for observation, prediction, and questions. This program requires your own bus(es) or vans to drive to the tracksite (or add an additional 30-40 minutes to walk to and from the tracksite).
Length of Program: 1.5 hours-2 hours
Grade Levels: K-5
Maximum Program Capacity: 60 students
Fee & Deposit: $7/student and non-teacher adult, teachers are free. Minimum deposit for 12 participants required.
Scholarship Price: $2/student and non-teacher adult. Teachers are free. Minimum deposit for 12 participants is 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.