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The Dig Experience

Event Rating: Adults and Youth


Using real tools and techniques of palaeontology, you will uncover fossil replicas in our simulated dig site, unearth their unique stories, and hold real fossils. Experience the thrill of excavation on this 90-minute realistic dinosaur dig, designed for ages seven and older. (Hike information: 2 km return trip along uneven path; moderately challenging with a few hills).


Adult: $15 (18 and over), Youth $15 (7-17)

The program terminology and educational content is geared for an audience of 7+, thus encouraging youth and adults to attend.


Sturdy outdoor footwear is required (Running shoes, hiking boots, or hiking sandals.) Water bottles, hats, sunscreen, insect repellant and clothing suitable for the weather are recommended. To secure your spot, advance registration is recommended. A 10% discount is available for organized groups of 10 or more. In case of wet conditions, an indoor version of this program will be offered.


Programs begin promptly at start times. Latecomers will not be admitted.

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