Interpretive Programs such as bus tours and hikes begin on Saturday of the Victoria Day (May) long weekend and run until mid October. Reservations are highly recommended for these popular programs.
There are Interpretive Programs for all ages and all levels of physical ability. Age limits for each program are strictly adhered to plus some programs have footwear restrictions (no sandals or crocs).
For any outdoor programs, please make sure you bring a hat, water bottle, sturdy closed toe and heel footwear (running shoes are fine but no crocs or sandals), sunscreen and insect repellent.
On Cast from the Past Program (formerly called the Palaeo Lab Program) you will get to experience a real working palaeontological laboratory in the Park Visitor Centre/Field Station at Dinosaur Provincial Park. Includes a take-away souvenir !
Enter the palaeontology lab in the Park Visitor Centre/Field Station to experience some of the real behind-the-scenes work of palaeontology. Every participant gets to make an authentic fossil replica to take home.
Price: Adult (18 years and up)$14; Youth (7-17 years) $14
Length of program: 90 minutes
Ages: 7 years and up. Participants under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult and sorry but no participants under the age of 7 years allowed in the laboratory.
Capacity: 14 people
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Location: Program takes place in the Park Visitor Centre at Dinosaur Provincial Park.*Parking is located just down the hill from the Visitor Centre near the concession and it is a short walk to the venue (2 minutes).
Join us in the Palaeo Lab and create an authentic fossil cast that will be yours to keep! Surrounded by the real tools of the trade, you will learn about the scientific work that takes a fossil from a simple curiosity to a piece of scientific evidence. You will discover how the very fossil you have replicated may have helped change our view of dinosaurs, brought new understanding about ancient environments, or even told the story of its own death.
Cancellation Policy: Participants may cancel up to 48 hours before the event and receive a refund of their program fee, however the $5 booking fee is non-refundable. Events cancelled by the participant with less than 48 hours notice will not be refunded. Program cancellations may only be done by calling (403) 378-4344.