Ecology & Environment

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Dig up the past and explore the mysteries of earth.

Explore our planet’s history and the creatures that once roamed its surface. Dig up fossils, watch a Tyrannosaurus rex plan his next meal (an unlucky Triceratops), see a tornado forms right before your eyes, or feel the earth shake beneath your feet.

Dinosaur
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Activities

Dana Brown Fossil Prep Lab and Dig Site

Explore, excavate and experience our realistic interactive dig site as you discover the world of paleontology. Pretend you’re a paleontologist as you chip away at the dirt to uncover dinosaur fossils buried deep beneath the earth in a reconstruction of the Badlands of Montana.

Stop in to the prep lab to talk with staff and volunteers as they work on preparing real dinosaur fossils. The fossils in the dig site are casts from real fossils that can be seen on display in the prep lab. Some can even be touched.

Note that all children must be accompanied by an adult. Please no food or drink in the dig site or prep lab.

Digging for bones in Ecology & Environments.

Upcoming Dino Chats
Tue. Jan 21
Wed. Jan 22
Thu. Jan 23
Fri. Jan 24
Sat. Jan 25
Tue. Jan 28
Wed. Jan 29
Thu. Jan 30
Fri. Jan 31
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Tue. Feb 11
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Fri. Feb 21
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Tue. Feb 25
Wed. Feb 26
Thu. Feb 27
Fri. Feb 28
Sat. Feb 29

Tuesday, January 21

Dino Chat
11:45 am
2:45 pm

Wednesday, January 22

Dino Chat
11:45 am
2:45 pm

Thursday, January 23

Dino Chat
11:45 am
2:45 pm

Friday, January 24

Dino Chat
11:45 am
2:45 pm

Saturday, January 25

Dino Chat
11:45 am
2:45 pm

Tuesday, January 28

Dino Chat
11:45 am
2:45 pm

Wednesday, January 29

Dino Chat
11:45 am
2:45 pm

Thursday, January 30

Dino Chat
11:45 am
2:45 pm

Friday, January 31

Dino Chat
11:45 am
2:45 pm

Saturday, February 01

Dino Chat
11:45 am
2:45 pm

Tuesday, February 04

Dino Chat
11:45 am
2:45 pm

Wednesday, February 05

Dino Chat
11:45 am
2:45 pm

Thursday, February 06

Dino Chat
11:45 am
2:45 pm

Friday, February 07

Dino Chat
11:45 am
2:45 pm

Saturday, February 08

Dino Chat
11:45 am
2:45 pm

Tuesday, February 11

Dino Chat
11:45 am
2:45 pm

Wednesday, February 12

Dino Chat
11:45 am
2:45 pm

Thursday, February 13

Dino Chat
11:45 am
2:45 pm

Friday, February 14

Dino Chat
11:45 am
2:45 pm

Saturday, February 15

Dino Chat
11:45 am
2:45 pm

Tuesday, February 18

Dino Chat
11:45 am
2:45 pm

Wednesday, February 19

Dino Chat
11:45 am
2:45 pm

Thursday, February 20

Dino Chat
11:45 am
2:45 pm

Friday, February 21

Dino Chat
11:45 am
2:45 pm

Saturday, February 22

Dino Chat
11:45 am
2:45 pm

Tuesday, February 25

Dino Chat
11:45 am
2:45 pm

Wednesday, February 26

Dino Chat
11:45 am
2:45 pm

Thursday, February 27

Dino Chat
11:45 am
2:45 pm

Friday, February 28

Dino Chat
11:45 am
2:45 pm

Saturday, February 29

Dino Chat
11:45 am
2:45 pm
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Ecology & Environment Programs for Groups

The Science Center offers a wide variety of paleontology and earth science-themed educational programs tailored to specific groups and audiences.

Groups & Field Trips

Accessibility

Ecology & Environment is accessible to visitors with disabilities, as well as visitors with strollers, scooters, and walkers. Elevators and ramps serve all public areas.

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