Bonehunters Quarry

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.

Group Visits

Please see the Bonehunters Quarry for Groups page for more information.

Regular Hours (September through June)

Saturday: 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Sunday: noon–4:30 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 1–4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 1–7 p.m.
The museum is closed Tuesdays; check our Frequently Asked Questions for special open Tuesdays.

 

Bonehunters Quarry will be closed September 24-27 for repairs. 

Summer Hours (July and August)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: noon–4:30 p.m.
Thursday: noon–7 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Sunday: noon–4:30 p.m.

Bonehunters Quarry may open at 10 a.m. when not in use by pre-registered groups.