Dinosaur Digs

The Creation Museum has partnered with the Foundation Advancing Creation Truth (FACT) and director Otis Kline to offer an exciting Dinosaur Dig with Buddy Davis! These paleontological adventures take place in eastern Montana..

Registration is now closed. The registration deadline was July 15, 2015.

July 27-31, 2015

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The program begins on Monday afternoon and continues 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 previous digs, the teams found dinosaur bones and teeth, including T. rex, Edmontosaurus, and Triceratops; 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the next dig scheduled?

July 27-31, 2015

How much does it cost?


What does the cost include?

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.

Where will we stay?

We recommend the brand new Holiday Inn Express in Glendive, where we have a group rate and will hold our evening meetings, pick-ups and drop-offs. There are nearby campgrounds and other hotels, but you will need to be at the Holiday Inn every morning to ride with the team to the dig site, which is about five miles from there. You will be responsible for your own lodging.

Who can go?

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.

Is the dig strenuous?

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!

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