Expeditions 2017

“The Ultimate Adventure of a Lifetime.”

This is your opportunity to join the team that discovered and excavated Burpee’s T. rex: Jane, Triceratops: Homer, and Oviraptorosaur: Pearl.

Spend up to five week days prospecting for fossils and discovering specimens to add to Burpee Museum’s permanent collection. You will learn the fundamentals to paleontology field work including prospecting, excavating, plastering, and working at micro-vertebrate locations.

Most of all, you will meet extraordinary people, discover irreplaceable fossils, and contribute to real dinosaur research!


Jurassic Journey – Hanksville, Utah

  • Dates:
    • Session 1:   May 22nd – 26th
    • Session 2:   May 29th – June 2nd
  • Rates: (3-day minimum)                    5-Day Special:
    • General Public: $250.00/day                $ 1,200.00
    • Educator: $230.00/day                          $ 1,100.00
    • Student: $210.00/day                            $ 1000.00

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*Down payment has been raised to $400 per person.  Down payment will be NON-REFUNDABLE after April 15th.  If Burpee has to cancel a session due to non-interest you will receive a full refund. 

Highway to Hell Creek – Ekalaka, Montana

  • Dates:                                                                                    
    • Session 1:   July 31st – August 4th
    • Session 2:   August 7th – August 11th
  • Rates (one week minimum):            
    • General Public: $1,400.00/week
    • Educator:  $1,250.00/week
    • Student: $1,150.00/week

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*Down payment has been raised to $400 per person. Down payment will be NON-REFUNDABLE after June 15th. If Burpee has to cancel a session due to non-interest you will receive a full refund. 


Federal law requires that all vertebrate fossils collected be deposited into the collection of Burpee Museum of Natural History. You will be credited with the discovery of all specimens you collect and your finds will be a valuable asset to the Museum for research, display, and education. Field expeditions can be physically challenging. Burpee Museum of Natural History reserves the right to refuse service to anyone.

Call 815.965.3433 more information.

Links: MSNBC Utah StoryBurpee Blog