The Division of Vertebrate Paleontology has at least one and more often two fossil collecting sessions per year that use volunteers.

This will generally be during the drier and cooler times of the year, either spring or fall or both. Age limits and physical requirements will vary depending on the conditions at the particular fossil site we are working.

Follow the Montbrook Fossil Dig Blog to join in on the fun! (Photo galleries, videos, updates, featured fossils, etc.)

Spring 2023 Digging Information

The Montbrook fossil site dig dates are completely booked!

We will dig Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays from Saturday, January 14th until Tuesday, March 28th. Those who volunteered with us previously will be contacted via email and have priority in scheduling digging days. 

Unfortunately, we are unable to take new volunteers for the remainder of the Spring 2023 digging season. You may return a filled-out volunteer application to to be contacted for future digging season sign-ups. 

Volunteer Application