2022 Public Fossil Dig - Bismarck Area


Bismarck Area Fossil Dig

Fossil at dig site


We will be working on a site that preserves a plethora of Hell Creek (67 million-year-old) creatures. Teeth from Tyrannosaurus, bones from Triceratops and Edmontosaurus, plus crocodiles and other creatures abound. This experience will include working at an established quarry site, within easy walking distance of our vehicles. Please read the Bismarck Area FAQ for more details.  No personal vehicles - everyone will be transported to and from the site in vans.

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Full Days (15+ years):  July 5-7, 11-14, 18-21, 25-27
Family Half Days (10+ years):  July 8, 15, 22
Experienced Digger 2-day shift:  July 28-29 (must sign up for both days)


South of Bismarck-Mandan, ND. Daily trips to the fossil sites will originate from Bismarck, where we will meet at the Heritage Center.  Because this site is on private land, diggers will be driven to the site in a passenger van.


Opens February 5th 10am Central – first come, first served

Full Day - $40 (minimum age 15)

Half-Day - $25 (minimum age 10 for Family Days)


Bismarck Area FAQs


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