The Creation Museum partners with the Foundation Advancing Creation Truth (FACT) and director Otis Kline to offer exciting Dinosaur Digs with Buddy Davis! This paleontological adventure takes place in eastern Montana..
No digs will be scheduled for this year (2013).
Please contact us at [email protected] if you would be interested in a dig in 2014.
The programs begin on Monday afternoon and continue through Friday evening. Attendees might want to spend the weekend before and/or after in some of the amazing places that are located within a day’s drive of Glendive, Montana, such as Yellowstone National Park, the Black Hills, and Glacier National Park, to name a few.
Participants spend the majority of each day out in the field, arriving back at the hotel in time to wash the dirt off and put on clean clothes—and maybe even take a quick nap—before dinner and our evening program. During the 2010 digs, the team found dinosaur bones and teeth, turtle bones and shells, figs, petrified wood, and more. Everyone found something, including some souvenir fossils they were able to take home! There were also other adventures such as touring a new museum focusing on creation (full of dinosaur skeletons), visiting Makoshika State Park and “prospecting” for a new potential dig site on a huge ranch.
Buddy Davis, dinosaur sculptor for the museum, musician, and popular AiG speaker, assists with the digs and provides exciting programs in the evenings for everyone on the dig team. Buddy has been on many dinosaur excavations, including one on the North Slope of Alaska.
The cost is $950 ($860 for Creation Museum members). Prices are subject to change; see registration site.
The fee covers transportation for dig activities while in Glendive, dig training, assistance and equipment, programs by Buddy Davis, and lunches and dinners. You will be responsible for your lodging and your transportation to Glendive.
We recommend the Comfort Inn in Glendive because that is where we will have our meetings and pick-ups and drop-offs, but there are other hotels and a campground within walking distance that you can choose from. The dig site is about five miles from the hotel. You will be responsible for your own lodging.
Participants must be at least 12 years old at the time of the dig. Minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Pets are not permitted at the dig site.
It certainly can be. You should be in reasonably good shape to participate, but you don’t have to be an athlete. It can get quite hot in eastern Montana, possibly even over 100 degrees. To reach the dig site, we have to hike uphill on a moderately strenuous trail that is not paved. We go back down the hill to the picnic shelter for lunch, then hike back up again for an afternoon of digging.
Plenty of drinking water and sports drinks are provided, and we may alter the schedule if the weather calls for it, but we cannot guarantee your comfort. This is a real dig, and you will get a taste of what professional paleontologists and fossil hunters experience. By the time we head back for the hotel around 3 or 4 in the afternoon, we will all be happy to hit the showers and have some down time in the comfort of our hotel rooms!
You can register for our digs online. See the dates and registration links at the beginning of this page.
A nonrefundable deposit of $125 is required to reserve a spot on the dig.
Please send an email to [email protected] or call 888-582-4253, ext. 481.
July 11–15, 2011
July 25–29, 2011