Bonehunters Quarry

Exciting things are happening at Carnegie Museum of Natural History! A fresh look and new signage are in the works for Cenozoic Hall and Bonehunters Quarry on the first floor of the museum. The spaces will be closed while staff makes updates. Check our Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates on the project.

bonehunters quarryExperience the thrill of hands-on excavation at Bonehunters Quarry, Carnegie Museum of Natural History's interactive fossil dig. Be transported to Dinosaur National Monument in Utah, where Carnegie paleontologists have been digging since 1909. After being issued protective goggles, a chisel, and brush, chip away at rock matrix to reveal realistic fossil casts buried below. Try your hand at being a paleontologist—you, too, can help excavate a dinosaur or mammal!

For children 10 and under, accompanied by an adult. All participants must wear protective goggles. Check at the museum for extended holiday hours.