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Behind The Lab: VIP Tour with Paleontologist Rick Hunter

See behind-the-scenes spaces only available through this exclusive offering. During this hour-long tour of our working lab, you’ll:

  • See the Barosaurus project up close and learn about all the new discoveries being made about this amazing dinosaur.
  • Learn how we use the science of “taphonomy” to recreate the ancient life of this animal and how it became a fossil.
  • Learn the process of fossil preparation and see first-hand how the delicate bones are removed from the rock, cleaned, and preserved for study and exhibition.
  • Experience the sounds and smells of the lab and test your skills at using an air scribe on a 145-million-year-old piece of the ancient world.

First Friday of the month, 6 pm
Third Saturday of the month, 2 pm
$200 for up to 4 guests, 10% discount for Thanksgiving Point members


Mountain America Museum of Ancient Life Admission not included. 

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April 20, 2024 2:00PM


Behind the Lab: VIP Tour


  • Participants must be 8 years of age for this tour.
  • Museum admission is not included and required. 
  • 10% discount for Thanksgiving Point Members
  • Thanksgiving Point does not issue refunds.
  • Exchanges may be issued and are subject to a $10 exchange fee (per transaction). Exchanges are subject to the availability of another date.

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