Field Techniques of Vertebrate Paleontology in Montana is an exciting three-week experience that includes one week of instruction on campus and two weeks in the badlands of Montana.

Students will learn the skills of collecting dinosaur bones — such as Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops — and other fossils from seasoned paleontologists.

The course includes hiking, discovering new bones, and working on sites in progress. This is a science lab course for students of all majors and it has no prerequisites aside from a passion for dinosaurs!

Course code and title

BIO 2330-J1: Field Techniques of Vertebrate Paleontology


Ekalaka, Carter County, Montana


Estimated travel dates

July/August 2025

Estimated costs

$500 + optional campus meals

Information sessions

  • POSTPONED: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25 (new date will be available soon)